18 killed, 13 injured in Maine mass shootings as police hunt for gunman

Maine police are searching for a US Army reservist wanted for murder after at least 18 people were killed and 13 others wounded in a mass shooting at a bowling alley and a bar in the city of Lewiston.

A manhunt was under way with police fanning out across southern Maine on Thursday while public school districts in the area cancelled classes and police urged residents to stay indoors.

Hundreds of police and about 80 FBI agents, as well as federal marshals and other agencies are attempting to locate 40-year-old Robert Card, local authorities confirmed.

US President Joe Biden condemned the “senseless and tragic” mass shooting and called for the passage of a ban of so-called assault weapons.

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