Payam Javan: Tragedy struck in Lewiston, Maine, as a mass shooting claimed at least 16 lives on Wednesday night.
The suspect, Robert Card, remains at large, prompting a shelter-in-place order. Reports suggest the death toll could be as high as 22. Card, a trained firearms instructor and Army Reserve member, had recently exhibited mental health issues and made threats.
Law enforcement, including hundreds of officers, is actively searching for him. Residents are warned not to approach, as he is considered armed and dangerous. The situation unfolded across multiple locations, with businesses like Schemengees and Sparetime Recreation affected.
Authorities are conducting investigations, urging the public to report any suspicious activity. Governor Janet Mills emphasized following law enforcement guidance, and federal agencies, including the ATF, are involved in the investigation.