Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) confirmed Thursday that 18 people were killed and 13 people were injured in the shootings in Lewiston.
On Wednesday night, the number of dead in the heinous attacks had been reported as high as 22 and early reports suggested dozens wounded, as Breitbart News reported.
Gov. Mills pledged during a press conference to use all resources to locate the perpetrator of the shootings and bring him to justice.
Maine State Police Col. William Ross provided a timeline on the Wednesday night shootings, noting the first shooting occurred at the Sparetime Recreation center just before 7 p.m.
Roughly ten minutes later, calls came in about a shooting in Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant.
He noted seven people were killed at Sparetime Recreation and eight were killed at Schemengees. Three others, transported to hospitals later succumbed to their wounds, brining the total number of deceased to 18.
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Ross said, “Ten of these victims still need to be identified at this time.”
Arrest Warrants have been issued for Robert Card and Ross stressed he should be considered “armed and dangerous.”
Breitbart News noted various reports indicating Card had recently had mental health issues, including hearing voices in his head.
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