Maine mass shooting

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Report: Maine Shooter Should've Had Guns Seized Weeks Before

Independent commission finds Robert Card should have been placed in protective custody

(Newser) - Law enforcement should have seized a man's guns and put him in protective custody weeks before he committed Maine's deadliest mass shooting, a report found Friday. An independent commission has been reviewing the events that led up to Army reservist Robert Card killing 18 people at a bowling...

Maine Mass Shooter Had a Traumatic Brain Injury

It 'likely played a role in his symptoms,' director of Boston University CTE Center concludes

(Newser) - The mass shooter who killed 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, in October, did not have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain condition tied to repeated hits to the head, but he did have a traumatic brain injury that may have contributed to his crimes. Robert Card is thought to have experienced...

Maine Shooter's Best Friend on Flags: 'I Literally Spelled It Out'

Sean Hodgson details his warnings, including to the Army Reserve, on gunman, his friend of 17 years

(Newser) - Sean Hodgson watched and worried as his best friend of nearly two decades unraveled. His former roommate and fellow US Army reservist's anger and paranoia were mounting, he had access to guns, and he refused to get help. "I believe he's going to snap and do a...

The Next Clue Over Maine Shooting: Gunman's Brain

Late Robert Card's organ sent to Boston CTE Center to see if there were injuries from blasts

(Newser) - Since October's mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, that left 18 dead and injured more than a dozen others, investigators have been trying to piece together what led gunman Robert Card to carry out such a violent act. Now, Card's brain is being sent to Boston's CTE Center,...

In Maine, Biden Mourns '18 Precious Souls'

President doesn't mention gun control but calls for measures to end the violence

(Newser) - Outside a Maine bowling alley where a gunman opened fire last month, President Biden on Friday mourned " 18 precious souls stolen" in the mass shooting. The attacks at Just-In-Time Recreation and Schemengees Bar and Grille in Lewiston on the same night were the deadliest of the year so far,...

In Lewiston, Kids Return to School, Trick-or-Treat

After state's worst mass shooting, community is 'adjusting to a new normal'

(Newser) - Children returned to schools and went trick-or-treating on Tuesday as the community of Lewiston tried to return to normal after sheltering indoors for days while authorities hunted for the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in Maine's history. Hundreds of students were back in class at Lewiston High...

Army Didn't Want Guns in Hands of Maine Shooter

And requested a welfare check that went basically nowhere, it seems

(Newser) - After the man who would become the Maine mass shooter was hospitalized for two weeks due to mental health issues over the summer, the US Army, with which he was a reservist, determined he should not have access to weapons. In a statement to ABC News , an Army spokesperson says...

Gun Shop Owner: Maine Suspect Triggered 'Yellow Flag'

Robert Card reportedly tried to buy silencer months earlier, was rejected due to one answer on form

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing 18 and injuring 13 in a mass shooting last week in Lewiston, Maine, apparently tried to buy a silencer at a local gun shop almost three months before the massacre. Rick LaChapelle, owner of Coastal Defense Firearms in nearby Auburn, tells ABC News that Robert...

Maine Was Likely Worst-Ever Mass Shooting in US Deaf Community

4 deaf people killed as they attended a weekly cornhole tournament

(Newser) - Not only was last week's horrific mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, the deadliest ever mass shooting in the state, it may have also been the deadliest ever mass shooting affecting the deaf community in the US, according to advocates for the community. Steve Vozzella, Brian MacFarlane, Billy Brackett, and...

Maine Alerted Police Last Month After Threats
Maine Police Knew of Threats

Maine Police Knew of Threats

Statewide alert had gone out in mid-September

(Newser) - Police across Maine were alerted just last month to "veiled threats" by the Army reservist who they said went on to carry out the worst mass shooting in the state's history, one of a string of missed red flags that preceded the massacre. Two local law enforcement chiefs...

Police Hadn't Found Suspect in Two Searches of Recycling Site
Recycling Center Already
Had Been Searched Twice
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Recycling Center Already Had Been Searched Twice

Maine residents are left with questions about mass shooting

(Newser) - Twice during their manhunt this week, Maine police searched a recycling center in Lisbon for a mass shooting suspect and gave it the all-clear. Then the center's owner called police urging them to look again, asking them to check the trailers sitting in a overflow lot across the street,...

Here Are the 18 Victims in Maine
Here Are the 18
Victims in Maine

Here Are the 18 Victims in Maine

A teen bowler, a shipbuilder who loved cornhole among those gunned down in Lewiston

(Newser) - Amid reports of the Friday discovery of the body of the suspected gunman in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, more details on the victims. The 18 people killed included a 14-year-old bowler, a shipbuilder who loved playing the game of cornhole, and a sign language interpreter. According to Maine...

Maine Shooting Suspect Is Found Dead

Reports say Robert Card was found in the woods with a self-inflicted gunshot wound

(Newser) - The suspect in Maine's mass killing has been found dead, the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office said Friday night on Facebook . Details were to come, but multiple outlets, including the AP , CNN , and NBC News say Card's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head....

Suspect's Phone Found as Maine Manhunt Continues

Robert Card remains missing after the state's mass killing

(Newser) - The suspected gunman in Maine remains missing nearly two full days after 18 people were killed in two separate shootings. Authorities say they have found the cellphone belonging to Robert Card, as well as his Subaru, which was parked at a boat launch near the Androscoggin River, reports the Washington ...

Family Says Maine Victims Include Dad, 14-Year-Old Son

4 members of deaf cornhole league were killed in mass shooting, relatives say

(Newser) - Police haven't named the 18 people killed in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night but family members have been sharing details of loved ones lost in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Police say the gunman killed seven people at the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley, formerly called Sparetime Recreation,...

Maine Lawmaker Does U-Turn on Assault Weapons Ban

Democratic Rep. Jared Golden says 'misjudgments' led him to oppose ban

(Newser) - As the manhunt continued for the suspect in this year's deadliest mass shooting in the US, a Maine congressman reversed his position on an assault weapons ban. US Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat whose district includes Lewiston, where 18 people were killed in Wednesday night's shooting , said "...

Police Surround Home Linked to Maine Shooting Suspect
Family Says Maine Suspect
May Have Been Looking for Ex
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Family Says Maine Suspect May Have Been Looking for Ex

Robert Card remains at large after shooting that killed 18

(Newser) - Maine police on Thursday night briefly surrounded a home believed to be the last known address of the suspected gunman in the mass shooting that killed 18 people Wednesday. The manhunt for suspect Robert Card, 40, has continued since the shootings at two locations in Lewiston, a bar and a...

Maine's Most Famous Resident Is Incensed

Stephen King says the 'madness' of mass shootings must be stopped

(Newser) - The mass shootings in Maine struck close to home, literally, for Stephen King, who posted an angry response on Thursday:
  • "The shootings occurred less than 50 miles from where I live," tweeted the author on X. "I went to high school in Lisbon. It's the rapid-fire

Shooting Survivor: 'Nobody Knew What It Was'

One man hid among the bowling alley machinery until police came

(Newser) - As the manhunt continues in Maine for the gunman who killed at least 18 at a bowling alley and a restaurant in Lewiston, stories from those who survived the shootings and about those who did not were surfacing:
  • A man who identifies himself only as Brandon tells the AP that

NBA Coach Won't Talk Basketball After Shooting

'If we can't do anything to fix this, it's over,' says Sacramento's Mike Brown

(Newser) - His team opened its season Wednesday night with a victory, but Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown declined to talk basketball in the post-game news conference. Instead, he opened with a statement about the mass shooting in Maine , reports USA Today . "It's a sad day," said Brown, who...

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