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‘At least 22 killed’ in Lewiston shooting – with police in Maine still hunting for gunman

At least 22 people have been killed and dozens injured after a shooting in Lewiston, Maine, with police still hunting for the gunman.

Authorities said they are investigating “two active shooter events” and people have been warned to take shelter.

“There is an active shooter in Lewiston. We ask people to shelter in place. Please stay inside your home with the doors locked,” state police posted on X.

A Lewiston police source told NBC News, Sky’s US partner, that at least 22 people are dead and as many as 50-60 injured.

Police released pictures of a man in a bowling alley with an automatic rifle raised to his shoulder, and asked for help identifying him.

Central Maine Medical Center said it was dealing with a “mass casualty, mass shooter event” but didn’t give precise numbers.

Pic: Lewiston Maine Police Department
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Pic: Lewiston Maine Police Department

Pic: Lewiston Maine Police Department
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Pic: Lewiston Maine Police Department

Police said on Facebook that the shootings happened at Schemengees Bar and Grille and Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley.

They also posted a picture of a white car they wanted to trace.

President Biden is said to have been briefed on the situation.

Lewiston is about 35 miles (56 km) from Maine’s largest city, Portland, in the far northeast of the US.

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