Lewiston mass shooting: what to know

Lewiston mass shooting

Police in Lewiston, a small city in the U.S. state of Maine, are searching for a 40-year-old man after a mass shooting at two locations.

At a press conference, Governor Janet Mills confirmed the shooter killed at least 18 people and injured 13 others.

The shootings took place at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Lewiston, which has a population of about 38,000.

The shooter remains at large, and authorities say they should be considered “armed and dangerous”.

Residents in the city of Lewiston have been told to stay inside, as have residents of the nearby town of Lisbon, where a vehicle connected to the mass shooting was found.

According to the Maine Information and Analysis Center, the person of interest is a trained firearms instructor and a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.

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