As many as 60 people were injured after a man shot at several locations, including a bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, according to four law enforcement sources briefed on the matter.
What we know about the shootings in Lewiston, Maine:
- At least 22 people have been killed in the shootings, a Lewiston police source said.
- Fifty to 60 were wounded at several locations, including a local bowling alley, law enforcement officials said.
- A local medical center said it was responding to a “mass casualty” event.
- Officials have urged residents in Lewiston and Auburn to shelter in place.
- The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office released photos of a man with a rifle with the caption “suspect for identification.”
- Lewiston police said a “manhunt” is underway for a person allegedly connected to shootings.
- Lewiston is a city of around 37,000 almost 30 miles north of Portland.
Number of dead is almost or more than total homicides in state most years
The believed death toll of 22 in tonight’s shooting is almost or more than the annual number of homicides in all of Maine.
Recent earlier years had similar numbers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of around the high teens to the low 20s.