OAN’s Abril Elfi
UPDATED 6:32 PM – Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Dozens of fatalities have been reported in Lewiston, Maine as a gunman is on the loose.
According to reports at least 16 people are dead while 50-60 others are said to be injured.
On Wednesday evening, the Maine State Police Department sent a warning to people living in Maine’s second largest city to stay inside in response to an active shooter
Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office posted on their social media platforms notifying the public that authorities in Maine are investigating two active shooter events.
“We are encouraging all businesses to lock down and or close while we investigate,” the sheriff’s office said.
The city of Lewiston has issued a shelter-in-place.
“Please stay off the streets and allow law enforcement to diffuse the situation. If you see any suspicious activity or individuals please call 911,” it reads.
A text was also sent out by Lewiston Public Schools asking anyone near or at the schools for conferences to get to a safe area.
Governor Janet Mills (D-Maine.) released a statement on X (Twitter), telling people she was aware of the incident and to follow the directions of authorities.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Update: 6:32pm: The number of fatalities has been added.
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