Robert Card, an Army reservist suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine that resulted in 18 deaths, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot after an intense two-day search. The tragedy marks the deadliest shooting in Maine’s history, leaving the community in shock and grief. Card had previously undergone a mental health evaluation and had shown signs of erratic behavior.
- Robert Card, the suspected shooter, was found dead in Lisbon Falls, Maine, near the Androscoggin River, concluding a two-day state-wide manhunt.
- The shootings took place in a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston, resulting in the death of 18 individuals.
- Prior to the attacks, Card underwent a mental health evaluation after displaying erratic behavior during military training and had mentioned “hearing voices.”
- President Joe Biden commented on the incident, emphasizing that “Americans should not have to live like this” and urged Congress to address gun violence.
- The Lewiston incidents are recorded as the 36th mass killing in the U.S. in 2023, according to a database shared by The Associated Press and USA Today.