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The suspect of the Maine mass shooting has been found dead

Authorities are naming all 18 victims of the Maine shooting. A man suspected of killing 18 people in a shooting in Maine was found dead after a three-day manhunt, police said. Robert Card, 40, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Maine Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck. The news came just hours after police lifted the curfew on the normally quiet community. The victims include a grandfather, a talented young bowler and four deaf residents aged between 14 and 76. “Suspect found dead in Wednesday night shooting”; » wrote the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. At a news conference at Lewiston City Hall, Maine Governor Janet Mills said the body was found in Lisbon, near the crime scene.

“I breathe a sigh of relief today knowing that Robert Card will not pose a threat to anyone,” he said. The governor of said the discovery of the suspect’s body would set the community on a “long and difficult road to recovery.” Lewiston Police Chief David St. Pierre added that he was “excited”; through the news, but “our work doesn’t stop here.” “We will mourn the families who have lost loved ones, we will continue to work, we will persevere and we will become better people because of it,” he continued.

Commissioner Sauschuck said the body was found near a river in Lisbon at 7.45pm local time (11.45pm GMT) on Friday. He said many details were withheld because authorities wanted to speak to the victims. Families first. The next press conference is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00 (14:00 GMT). Last Friday the police released the names of the 18 victims.Maine Senator Susan Collins said the state “can now breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the brave first responders who worked day and night to find this killer.” She added that President Joe Biden last Friday called to inform them of the suspect’s death. In a statement, Biden said it had been “two tragic days – not just for Lewiston, Maine, but for our entire country.”


“Once again, American communities and families have been devastated by gun violence,” he said. He called on Republicans in Congress to “fulfill their duty to ensure the security of the American people”; are pushing for stricter gun control. “Until that day, I will continue to do everything in my power to end this epidemic of gun violence”; He added. Governor’s deaf translator dies among victims of Maine attack. The suspect’s sister-in-law told NBC that the family is “doing everything they can to assist law enforcement.” “Our hearts are broken,” said Katie Card, the wife of the killer’s brother. The attack occurred Wednesday evening at a local bar and bowling alley in the small town of Lewiston.

Police responded in a timely manner to reports of shootings at two locations: the Schemengees restaurant and the recreational bowling alley, about 2.5 miles away. Seven people died at the bowling alley, eight at the Schememenges Bar and Grille and three people died at local hospitals. On the Friday evening, before Card’s discovery was announced, members of the local deaf community deeply affected by the tragedy gathered on Zoom for a virtual vigil.


Almost 100 deaf and hard of hearing people from across the country took part. “There are no words or signs that can express what we are all experiencing,” said presenter Terry Morrell at the opening of the event. “We lost four beloved deaf people,” he said, and two other deaf people were injured. “We are all grieving, we are all in shock, we are angry, we are numb, he said.


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