At least 22 dead in US mass shooting


At least 22 people were killed and many injured in shooting incidents on Wednesday evening in the city of Lewiston in the US state of Maine.

According to the police, the shooter is still at large. The shootings took place at a bowling alley and at least one other location.

The local police posted a photo of the shooter on Facebook where he can be seen with a semi-automatic weapon at the bowling alley. Police have appealed for anyone with information about 40-year-old Robert Card to contact them immediately.

CNN reports that at least 50 to 60 people were injured in the incidents, citing multiple law enforcement sources.

The police and emergency services arrived at the Sparetime Recreation bowling alley around 19:15 (local time) in response to a shooting incident, and subsequently received reports of another shooting at the Schemengees Bar & Grille, according to the Sun Journala local newspaper.

At 20:15, another shooting was reported at a local Walmart distribution center. Lewiston is the second most densely populated city in Maine, and is about 50 km north of the largest city, Portland.

There have been more than 500 mass shootings in the US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-governmental organization that defines a mass shooting as four or more people being wounded or killed.