US gunfire NOW news: Multiple shootings in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday apparently resulted in the deaths of at least sixteen individuals. The gunman is still on the loose.
CNN reports that there are more than 50–60 injured persons involved. Even so, it’s still unknown how many people were hurt by gunshots. More about what happened.
Robert Card, 40, has been designated by the Lewiston Police Department as “a person of interest” in relation to the shootings. Card should be “considered armed and dangerous,” the police issued a warning.
Around 7:00 p.m. local time, a bowling alley, a neighborhood bar, and a Walmart distribution center were the sites of the shooting spree. The event has been reported to Maine Governor Janet Mills and US President Joe Biden.
According to Reuters, which used data from the Gun Violence Archive, the shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in American history since at least May 2022, when a shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two instructors.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, there have been an increased frequency of shootings in the US in which four or more persons were shot. In 2022, at least 647 of these instances were reported, according to archival records.