At least 18 people were killed in a mass shooting in Lewistown, Maine and authorities are still looking for the murderer.
The suspect, Robert Card, who is an army vet, is still at large. He has been on the run for hours, according to law enforcement, and a massive manhunt is now underway.
Obviously, Card is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Massive Manhunt Underway For Maine Shooter
Robert Card opened fired in multiple locations, including a bowling alley, where a children's league was taking place, and at a local bar, Schemengees Bar and Grille.
The suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. A murder warrant has been issued for his arrest. He is facing eight counts of murder, Maine State Police Col. William G. Ross said.
“Our reality for today is that this suspect is still at large,” said Director of Public Safety Michael Sauschuck.
Police almost immediately released images of the suspect in hopes the public could help find this armed and dangerous man. A picture of the suspect’s car was also released, which is a small, white SUV with a front bumper believed to be “painted black.”
Seven people were killed at the Sparetime Recreation bowling alley -- one female and six males.
Eight people were shot and killed at Schemengees Bar and Grille -- seven males inside and one male outside, according to law enforcement.
Three people died at the hospital.
Timeline Of Maine Mass Shooting Events
On October 25 at approximately 6:56 p.m. ET, the Auburn communications center received a 911 call of a male shooting in the Sparetime Recreation Center, a bowling alley located in the town of Lewiston, Maine.
Then, around 7:08 p.m. ET, the communications center continued to receive multiple 911 calls about an active shooter inside a local bar, Schemengees Bar and Grille, in the same town of Lewiston.
"A large law enforcement response from the multiple surrounding agencies assisted the Lewiston Police Department in trying to identify who this individual was and what was happening. As you can imagine, this was a very fast-paced, fast-moving, very fluid scene, very dangerous scene that these guys and girls were going into," Col. William G. Ross of the Maine State Police said.
Maine Governor Janet Mills Speaks Out On Mass Shooting
The Maine Governor spoke out, saying the entire town is grieving this unfortunate event. "This city did not deserve this terrible assault on its citizens, on its peace of mind, on its sense of security," Mills said. "No city does — no state, no people."
"This attack strikes at the very heart of who we are," she added.
The Maine governor went on to say that the entire state stands with the city of Lewiston and is grieving the loss if at least 18 people, with several others injured.
"All Maine people are sharing in the sorrow of the families who lost loved ones last night," Mills said. "Loved ones: normal people who were killed or injured while unwinding from a day of work, or while spending time with their family and friends, socializing."