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At least 16 killed in mass shooting in US's Maine; shooter still at large

Atleast16people werekilledand 50 to 60 were wounded on WednesdayinmassshootingsinLewiston,Maine,CNNreported, citing multiple law enforcement sources.

MaineState Police and a county sheriff previously reported there had been an active shooter on Wednesday night but did not provide details.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office posted two photographs of the suspect on Facebook, saying he wasatlarge.

The county sheriff asked for the public’s helpinidentifying the pictured suspect, a bearded manina long-sleeved shirt and jeans holding a rifleinthe firing position.

The CentralMaineMedical CenterinLewiston issued a statement saying it was “reacting to amasscasualty,massshooter event” and coordinating with area hospitals to take patients.

Lewiston is part of Androscoggin County and about 35 miles (56 km) north ofMaine’s largest city, Portland.

(Published 26 October 2023, 02:44 IST)

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