The Maine authorities confirmed the demise of a man suspected of the mass shooting and brutal killing of 18 individuals in a shooting rampage. According to Maine Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Sauschuck, Robert Card, aged 40, died, seemingly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The disclosure unfolded subsequent to the retraction of the stay-at-home directive in the usually peaceful locality, following the gruesome incident. The deceased encompassed a grandfather, a promising young bowler, and four members of the deaf community, aged between 14 and 76.
The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office conveyed the discovery of the deceased suspect of Maine mass shooting , Robert Card, on their official Facebook page. Maine Governor Janet Mills, speaking from Lewiston City Hall, expressed relief that Card was no longer a threat and acknowledged the challenging journey toward healing for the community.
Governor Mills emphasized that the finding of the suspect’s body marks the initial steps in the community’s arduous path to recovery.Lewiston Police Chief David St Pierre shared a similar sentiment, stating that while he felt overjoyed by the news, there is still more work to accomplish.
Commissioner Sauschuck revealed that the body was located near a river in Lisbon Falls at 19:45 local time on Friday, withholding several specifics to respect the families of the victims.
Earlier on Friday, the names of all 18 victims were made public by law enforcement. Maine Senator Susan Collins commended the relentless efforts of the first responders and acknowledged President Joe Biden’s contact to inform her of the suspect’s death.
President Biden, in a statement, described the incident as a tragic episode not only for Lewiston, Maine but for the entire nation. He urged Republicans in Congress to take responsibility for public safety by advocating for stricter gun control measures.He pledged to persist in addressing the gun violence crisis until taking effective action.