A suspect has been identified in connection with Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting incident in Lewiston, Maine. The incident claimed the lives of at least 16 people and left around 50 people injured.

Law enforcement authorities released a notification late on Wednesday identifying a person of interest, 40-year-old Robert Card, even though the suspect is still unidentified at this time.

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As of 10:45 p.m., the man is still at large. He is suspected of being responsible for at least 22 deaths and 50–60 injuries at Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley, and Schemengees Bar and Grille, a restaurant.

As per media reports, Robert Card, a firearms instructor with military expertise who was recently confined to a mental health hospital, has been named as a person of interest in the mass killing that occurred in Maine. This information was obtained via a state police bulletin.

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Following the horrific shootings on Wednesday night that left at least 16 people dead, law enforcement officers received the police intelligence bulletin, which The Associated Press examined.

According to the paper, Card trained with firearms at a Maine-based U.S. Army Reserve training center. It further claims that during the summer of 2023, Card spent two weeks in a mental health facility. However no precise information on his condition or course of therapy was given.

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The alert further states that Card threatened to carry out a shooting at the military training base in Saco, Maine, and claimed to have heard voices.

Police are currently looking for Card as a person of interest in the shootings on Wednesday. Card’s publicly posted phone number was discovered to be unreachable.

Card is a person of interest in the shooting, according to a Facebook post from Lewiston Police, who also stressed that he should be considered for possible weapons possession.