Maine shooting ramage press conference on suspect death, investigation

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Lewiston shooting suspect Robert Card was found dead Friday evening, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, near the Androscoggin River in the Maine community of Lisbon Falls, state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck told reporters.

Card, accused of killing 18 people and injuring 13 others Wednesday at a bowling alley and a restaurant in nearby Lewiston, Maine, was found dead around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sauschuck said in a news conference Friday night.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills said she is “breathing a sigh of relief tonight knowing that … Card is no longer a threat to anyone.”

“Now is a time to heal,” Mills said at the news conference. “Tonight the city of Lewiston and the state of Maine begin to move forward on a long road to healing.

“We will heal together,” Mills said, adding she informed President Biden and the state’s congressional delegation of the news.

The US Army reservist accused of killing 18 people and injuring 13 others in a shooting rampage in a Maine city has been found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-day manhunt that terrorized local communities, multiple sources told CNN Friday night.

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