Nearly two dozen people have allegedly been shot and killed in three separate shooting incidents in Maine, according to early reports from law enforcement sources.
The shootings allegedly occurred at a Walmart distribution center, a bar, and a third location reported by NBC News to be a bowling alley, according to Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich, who reported that police have a possible suspect in custody.
NBC cited a police source who said at least 22 people had been killed, with another 50-60 people injured in the shootings. The Associated Press (AP) reported that at least 10 people were killed.
A dispatcher at the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office told Timcast News they could not confirm the number of victims or whether a suspect had actually been taken into custody.
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.
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) October 26, 2023
Maine State Police issued an alert around 8:25pm warning of an active shooter in Lewiston, the state’s second largest city.
Authorities advised residents to remain in their homes with the doors locked.
Just before 9 p.m. reports emerged about a possible fourth shooting, according to the Sun Journal.
Police issued a photo of the suspect who was wearing navy cargo pants, a brown hoodie, and tan boots.