Around 7 p.m A shooting at a bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday night resulted in “multiple casualties,” according to authorities. This was followed by reports of gunfire at Schemengees Bar & the Grille, a 12-minute drive away.
Around 8 p.m Authorities released photos of the armed suspect and urged people to stay inside with the doors locked. Hundreds of police officers were working across Maine to find the gunman, said Mike Sauschuck, who oversees public safety in the state.
20:30 Officials in Auburn, a neighboring town, urged residents to shelter in placelock all doors and report suspicious persons.
Just before 9 p.m Lewiston police identified the Schemengees Bar & Grille as the second location of the shooting. Drivers were asked to stay off the roads to allow emergency services access to hospitals.
Around 9:15 p.m Lewiston police released photos of the vehicle they were looking for a small white car whose front bumper might have been painted black.
Around 11 p.m The Lewiston Police Department has named Robert R. Card, of Bowdoin, Maine, as a person of interest in the shooting, saying he “should be considered armed and dangerous.” They urged citizens not to approach or contact Mr. Card if they see him.
Around 11:30 p.m Mr. Sauschuck said the vehicle of interest was found in Lisbon, about eight miles from Lewiston. The person of interest remains at large.
After 6 am: Maine State Police said they are expanding their shelter-in-place advisory for Lewiston, the state’s second-largest city after Portland, to nearby Bowdoin City. Teaching at Bates College in Lewiston, u Lewiston Public Schools and in neighboring school districts were canceled on Thursday.