UPDATE: Breaking: At Least 22 Dead, 50 to 60 Injured in Active Shooter Attack in Lewiston, Maine


Police in Lewiston, Maine are asking residents to shelter in place as an active shooter has targeted at least two locations in the city.

CNN reported around 9 p.m. EDT that at least sixteen people are dead and fifty to sixty wounded:

At least 16 people are dead in multiple shootings in Lewiston, Maine Wednesday night, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

At least 50 to 60 people are injured in the incidents, though it’s unclear how many are injured due to gunfire, the sources told CNN.

UPDATE via Jacqui Heinrich, “BREAKING: per law enforcement source prelim info is 22 dead in Lewiston, ME shootings at 3 locations – Walmart distribution center, a bar, plus third location. FBI supporting and mobilized, Maine State Police taking lead investigative role.
Possible suspect in custody.”

Photos and Statement by the Androscoggin Sheriff’s Office:

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“***Suspect for identification *** email responses to disp[email protected] or reply on Facebook messenger.
Law enforcement in Androscoggin County are investigating two active shooter events. We are encouraging all businesses to lock down and or close while we investigate. The suspect is still at large.”

Statement by Maine State Police, “There is an active shooter in Lewiston. We ask people to shelter in place. Please stay inside your home with the doors locked. Law enforcement is currently investigating at multiple locations. If you see any suspicious activity or individuals please call 911. Updates to follow.”

Earlier, RawsAlerts reported at least 16 injured: “Currently, numerous emergency personnel and other authorities are responding to an active shooter in Lewiston, Maine. Reports indicate that at least 16 people, possibly more, have been shot and injured. It is unclear if there are any fatalities. The shooter has been firing at multiple locations, and an emergency alert has been issued, asking people to avoid the area and shelter in place as the suspect is still at large. This is a developing situation”

News Center Maine reported “multiple people” injured” (excerpt):

Lewiston Police Department Lt. Derrick St. Laurent told NEWS CENTER Maine shootings happened at Sparetime Recreation and Schemengees, and multiple people have reportedly been injured.

WMTW-TV reports two recreation spots were attacked (excerpt):

Maine State Police confirm there is an active shooter situation, adding they are investigating two locations in Lewiston.

Officials have identified the two locations as Spare Time Bowling Alley on Mollison Way and Schmeges Pool Hall (aka Schemengees Bar and Grille Restauant), on Lincoln Street.

Governor Janet Mills (D) issued a statement Wednesday night: “I am aware of and have been briefed on the active shooter situation in Lewiston. I urge all people in the area to follow the direction of State and local enforcement. I will to continue to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with public safety officials.”

Video report by WMTW-TV:

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