Authorities in Lewiston, Maine, are currently addressing an active shooter situation, urging residents to remain indoors and avoid certain areas.
- Maine law enforcement are on the scene of an active shooter incident in Lewiston, asking residents to stay indoors and avoid roads.
- Shootings reportedly took place at Sparetime Recreation and Schemengees, with multiple injuries reported.
- Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of a suspect connected to shootings on Goddard Road, Mollison Way, and the 500 block of Lincoln Street.
The situation began to unfold on Wednesday night when local law enforcement agencies responded to reports of an active shooter in the Lewiston area. Residents were immediately advised to stay inside their homes and avoid traveling on the roads. This was a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the public while the search for the suspect or suspects was underway.
Lewiston Police Department’s Lt. Derrick St. Laurent informed NEWS CENTER Maine about the shootings that took place at two locations: Sparetime Recreation and Schemengees. There have been multiple reports of injuries, but the exact number and the severity of these injuries remain unclear. The Maine Department of Public Safety’s spokesperson, Shannon Moss, emphasized the importance of sheltering in place and keeping doors locked. Moss also urged the public to report any suspicious activities or individuals by calling 911 immediately.
Several officials, including Governor Janet Mills and Senator Angus King, have released statements regarding the situation. Governor Mills has been briefed and is closely monitoring the situation, urging residents to heed the advice of state and local enforcement. Senator King expressed his deep sadness for the city of Lewiston and its residents, emphasizing the importance of allowing first responders to address the threat and urging residents to stay indoors and report any suspicious behavior.
|For Further Reading||Active Shooter Situations: An active shooter situation refers to an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. These situations are unpredictable and can evolve quickly. Law enforcement’s immediate response is crucial to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. The public is often advised to “Run, Hide, Fight” in such scenarios: Run if you can, hide if you can’t run, and fight as a last resort. For more information, visit Wikipedia.|
What areas should residents avoid?
Residents are advised to avoid the areas near Sparetime Recreation, Schemengees, Goddard Road, Mollison Way, and the 500 block of Lincoln Street.
How can residents stay updated on the situation?
Residents can monitor local news outlets like NEWS CENTER Maine and follow updates from official law enforcement channels.
What should residents do if they see the suspect?
If anyone spots the suspect or any suspicious activity, they should immediately call 911 and avoid direct confrontation.
Original article source: newscentermaine.com