According to reports, mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday resulted in at least 22 fatalities and over 50 injuries. The Army Reserve’s certified firearms instructor is thought to be the main suspect behind this tragic incident. The suspect, a 40-year-old Saco, Maine resident, has been identified by law enforcement sources in the state.
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Mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday
What we know about the suspect is as follows:
It is thought that an Army Reserve-affiliated qualified firearms instructor is the main suspect behind this tragic incident.
The suspect, a 40-year-old Saco, Maine resident, has been identified by law enforcement sources in the state.
Card had allegedly made disturbing remarks about “hearing voices” and had even
vowed to open fire at the National Guard Base where he was stationed.
Card’s lineage begins in Boutin, Maine. The public has been cautioned by the authorities to view him as “armed and dangerous.”
It was made known that Card had been admitted to a mental health facility over the summer, which complicated his background even more. He was freed after being there for two weeks. He has not yet disclosed the reasons behind his commitment or the specifics of his mental health assessment.
Lewiston law enforcement officials have released a photo of a white Subaru Outback that they believe may be linked to the suspect in their search for Card. It is unclear whether this car was used to commit the crime or if it is just connected to Card’s personal belongings.
It’s still unclear what motivated the mass shooting. But the disclosure that Card had a history of mental health problems and had previously expressed violent intentions raises serious concerns about the mechanisms in place to keep an eye on people with such backgrounds, particularly when it comes to their access to firearms.
The search for Robert Card and public safety continue to be the main priorities of the investigation. The information made public regarding his past and possible warning indicators will probably spark more conversations in the days ahead regarding the connections between public safety, gun access, and mental health.