At least 16 people died in multiple shootings in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday evening, according to multiple police sources.
Between 50 and 60 people were injured in the incidents, but it is unclear how many of them were shot, the sources told CNN.
One suspect remains at large, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
“We encourage all businesses to close their doors and/or close their doors while we investigate,” the sheriff’s office said Wednesday evening.
The Sun Journal reported that law enforcement responded to Sparetime Recreation, a bowling center on Mollison Way, and Schemengees Bar & Grille restaurant on Lincoln Street.
Lewiston spokesman Derrick St Laurent told the same outlet that another shooting was reported at the Walmart distribution center on Alfred A. Plourde Parkway in Lewiston.
This city is approximately 36 miles north of Portland and is the second largest city in the state.
More details will follow.