The search for 40-year-old Robert Card, who’s accused of being the gunman who killed at least 18 people in Lewiston this week, entered its third day on Friday.
Lewiston and state police were set to give an update on the manhunt at a 10 a.m. news conference.
Thursday night, Maine State Police surrounded his home in Bowdoin. They issued commands over the loud speaker — but said those were just standard search warrant announcements.
Police said it was unknown whether Card, who’s an Army reservist and firearms instructor, was even at that location or if they were simply just doing their due diligence to find him.
Authorities are continuing to search for Robert Card, wanted in the shooting deaths of at least 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston.
This all started just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, when the Auburn Communication Center was notified that there was a man walking into Just-In-Time Recreation — a bowling alley on Mollison Street — and began shooting. Seven people were shot, including one female and six males.
Shortly after, at about 7:08 p.m., police said a man came into Schemengees Bar and Grille restaurant on Lincoln Street and began shooting. Eight people were shot — seven males inside and one outside.
An hour later, law enforcement released a picture of the shooter and later identified the suspect as 40-year-old Card from Bowdoin. There is currently an arrest warrant issued for him with eight counts of murder.
Authorities have not released the names of the 18 people killed in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, but their family members and friends have begun sharing their stories.
The vehicle of interest was found at about 11:30 p.m., roughly eight miles from Lewiston in Lisbon. Police described the car as a small white SUV with a front bumper that was painted black.
Altogether, 18 were killed and another 13 were injured.
NBC10 Boston spoke with a woman, who was a longtime Auburn, Me., resident but moved to Florida when her children grew up. She said she was at home watching television when her show was interrupted by the horrific news.
It turned out, her two daughters were in the bowling alley when the gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets, killing seven people. One of her daughters made it out alive — but the other, Tricia Asselin, did not.
Right now, there is still a shelter in place in effect in Bowdoin, Lisbon — where they found Card’s car — and Lewiston, where that shooting took place. Schools are also closed on Friday.
There are more than 350 police officers searching for Card.
The Boston Bruins took to their home ice at TD Garden on Thursday night with a massive show of support for the Lewiston, Maine, shooting victims and their families.
In Massachusetts, the Boston Celtics paid tribute to the victims of the mass shootings during their game against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden Thursday night.
Head coach Jim Montgomery and goalie Jeremy Swayman played for the University of Maine.
Swayman hung a commemorative jersey behind Boston’s bench. It reads, “Lewiston Strong” across the back, along with the number 207, representing Maine’s area code.
Players for both the Bruins and the Ducks taped their sticks blue and signed them. Those are being auctioned off to support the victims families. The Boston Bruins Foundation announced it will pledge a minimum of $100,000 to the cause.
Meanwhile, the Celtics posted a statement on social media, saying, “Our hearts ache as we reckon with the devastating shootings in Lewiston. We mourn with everyone in our Maine family experiencing the agonizing loss of this tragedy.”
“I personally spent four wonderful years at the University of Maine and I know how great the culture is in that state and I know how great the people are. My heart-felt sympathies to everybody that’s impacted,” said Montgomery.
“I spent time in Portland, Maine, some 37-miles from where it’s at and when you see people go through difficult situations that they didn’t ask for, it’s really painful,” Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla said Thursday.
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