published : 2023-10-26

Frantic Mass Shooting Response Unfolds in Maine as Search for Person of Interest Intensifies

Massive manhunt underway for suspect who carried out shootings at bar and bowling alley

Aerial shot of Lewiston, Maine, where the mass shooting unfolded. (Taken with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro)

Audio from police scanners reveals the chaotic scene in Lewiston, Maine, where a male suspect launched a mass shooting at Schemengees Bar and Just-in-Time Bowling.

The deadly shootings, occurring miles apart, resulted in at least 18 people dead and 13 wounded.

The suspect, identified as Robert Card, 40, remains at-large and is now a person of interest in the investigation.

Calls of an 'active shooter' at Schemengees Bar & Grill initially reported 'six to eight' victims, but additional units soon arrived, revealing multiple victims in a field north of the bar.

Simultaneously, reports of a shooting at a nearby bowling alley prompted an all-hands response from law enforcement.

Close-up of a police scanner capturing the urgent messages during the chaotic scene. (Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

As the chaos unfolded, efforts were made to ensure enough ambulances were available and police units were deployed to hospitals and the airport.

The Lewiston Police Department has intensified the manhunt for Robert Card, who is believed to be a trained firearms instructor and a member of the Army Reserve.

Authorities are aware that Card may be monitoring police movements through a scanner, adding to the urgency of the search.

Card's alarming history includes a stay in a mental health facility and previous threats to carry out a shooting at a military base.

The devastated community is left grappling with the senseless tragedy, mourning the loss of cherished individuals.

Portrait of Robert Card, the person of interest in the mass shooting investigation. (Taken with a Nikon D850)

A shelter-in-place order has been issued for the city of Lewiston, Maine, and neighboring Lisbon as the investigation continues.

Dozens of FBI agents have joined local law enforcement in the search for Card, providing support to victims and counseling services.

This gripping account of the mass shooting and the ongoing manhunt aims to captivate readers and shed light on the harrowing events.