October 25, 2023 - Lewiston, Maine mass shootings

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11:18 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

Police release images of possible shooter at large in connection to shootings in Lewiston

From CNN’s Sara Smart

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office has released images of a person of interest involved in the ongoing active shooting situation in Lewiston.

This post has been updated with new details about the shootings.

10:12 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

People seen running from Lewiston bowling alley during active shooter

From CNN’s Jillian Sykes

Video shared with CNN shows the scene of one of the multiple active shooter events in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night. 

Resident Nichoel Wyman Arel was out driving when she saw a large police presence outside of Sparetime Recreation, a local bowling alley.

Arel took video of the scene that shows people running away from the bowling alley. 

Video shows people sprinting out of bowling alley in Maine

9:10 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

At least 16 dead in Lewiston, Maine shootings

From CNN’s John Miller

At least 16 people are dead in multiple shootings in Lewiston, Maine Wednesday night, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

At least 50 to 60 people are injured in the incidents, though it’s unclear how many are injured due to gunfire, the sources told CNN.

9:16 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

Shootings took place at restaurant and bowling alley in Lewiston, police say

From CNN’s Sara Smart

Police activity is seen near the scene of a reported shooting in Lewiston, Maine, on October 25.
Police activity is seen near the scene of a reported shooting in Lewiston, Maine, on October 25. WGME

The Lewiston Police Department identified the businesses where the two active shooting incidents took place on Wednesday evening.

The locations were identified as Schemengees Bar and Grille and Sparetime Recreation, police said in a post on Facebook.

Schemengees is a bar and grille restaurant, their website says. 

Sparetime Recreation is a bowling alley, according to their website.

CNN has reached out to both Schemengees and Sparetime Recreation but has yet to hear back. 

“Please stay off the roads to allow emergency responders access to the hospital,” police said.

9:31 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

Medical center confirms response to mass casualty event

From CNN’s Jamiel Lynch and Cara-Lynn Clarkson

People gather at an entrance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night.
People gather at an entrance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night. WGME

Central Maine Medical Center has confirmed they are reacting to a mass casualty shooting event. 

The center said they are coordinating with area hospitals to take in patients.

9:10 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

FBI offers resources in Maine active shooter situation

From CNN's Josh Campbell

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has offered personnel and resources to local authorities in Maine, a spokesperson from the bureau’s Boston field office told CNN on Wednesday. 

9:10 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

Maine governor has been briefed on active shooter situation in Lewiston

From CNN’s Joe Sutton

Maine Gov. Janet Mills released a statement Wednesday evening in response to the active shooter situation in Lewiston. 

“I am aware of and have been briefed on the active shooter situation in Lewiston. I urge all people in the area to follow the direction of State and local enforcement. I will to continue to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with public safety officials," the governor's statement read.
10:22 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

Shootings reported at bowling alley and a restaurant

From CNN’s Joe Sutton

Maine authorities are investigating two active shooter events in Lewiston Wednesday evening, the Sun Journal newspaper in Lewiston reported.

The newspaper said law enforcement responded to Sparetime Recreation on Mollison Way and Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant on Lincoln Street. 

A city spokesman originally told the Sun Journal newspaper that another shooting was reported at a Walmart Distribution Center in the area, but a company spokesperson told CNN that none of Walmart’s facilities was involved in the incidents.

This post has been updated with new details about the shootings.

9:10 p.m. ET, October 25, 2023

City of Auburn issues shelter in place due to active shooter incident

From CNN’s Jamiel Lynch

Residents in the city of Auburn, Maine, have been asked to shelter in place due to the ongoing active shooter situation, the city said in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter).

 Auburn is less than two miles from Lewiston.