Tragic news has struck Lewiston, Maine, today.
At least 22 people were killed and 30 were injured as the gunman proceeded from one venue to another.
The gunman, later identified as Robert Card, is still on the run from authorities in Lewiston.
Several dozen patients have been taken to the Central Maine Medical Center with various injuries.
BREAKING: Reportedly 16 dead, 50 to 60 injured in mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine. pic.twitter.com/ZhIQ7Kt2rH
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 26, 2023
The folks at Fox News have more on the story:
At 8 p.m., the Maine State Police said, in a Facebook post, that there is an active shooting situation in Lewiston, a city of 36,000, 35 miles north of Portland.
A local hospital, the Central Maine Medical Center, said that they are reacting to a “mass casualty, mass shooter event.”
As of 9 p.m., the hospital said that they cannot share the specifics on the number of casualties.
“Central Maine Healthcare is coordinating with area hospitals to take in patients,” the hospital said.
After a significant incident in the United States, individuals always flock to the internet to voice their opinions.
And now some are speaking out to promote gun control.
As you process the devastating news that another tragic shooting took the lives of at least 22 innocent people in Maine, remember the shooter didn’t act alone.
He was assisted by 222 House members, 49 Senators, and the NRA. pic.twitter.com/3KUvZDfcH4
— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) October 26, 2023
Many people are concerned that this tragedy will be utilized to promote gun control.
As this mass shooting in Maine happens, just remember that RINOs came very close to handing Democrats the Speaker’s gavel just to prevent an America First Speaker.
That “bipartisan” Speaker would have 100% brought gun control legislation to the floor, gotten it passed and gotten…
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) October 26, 2023
CNN shares more on the developing story:
The Lewiston Police Department has identified Robert Card as a person of interest in the two shootings in Lewiston.
Card is 40 years old and should be “considered armed and dangerous,” according a Facebook post from the Lewiston Police Department.
Law enforcement officials in Maine describe Card as a certified firearms instructor and a member of the US Army Reserves.
My heart goes out to the victims of this terrible event, both those who were hurt and those who lost loved ones.
This is a story that is still developing.
As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.