Mass Shooting in Maine

Mass Shooting in Maine

On the 25th of October, in Lewiston, Maine, a 40-year-old man, Rober Card, fatally shot 18 people and injured 13 others at a bowling alley and a restaurant. This shooting is one of the more than 500 mass shootings in the U.S. this year.


The massacre took place at two locations. The first shooting was at a bowling alley, and the second was at Schemengees Bar and Grille, 4 miles away. A few days after the shooting and a massive search, police found the suspect dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds near a recycling facility where he worked. Officials say that the shooter left behind a letter for a loved one with passwords to bank account information along with the passcode to log into his phone.


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Robert Card was an Army reservist who was taken in by police for an evaluation after military officials became worried because of his new erratic behavior in February. According to the Associated Press, Card had a history of mental illness along with reports of hearing voices. Also according to AP news, “As for why Card chose his targets, Sauschuck said it was likely due to paranoia, that he thought people were talking about him.”

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