Bates College on lockdown
Bates College, a liberal arts school in Lewiston, is on lockdown right now, according to campus spokeswoman Mary Pols.
She said there have been no reports of gunshots on campus.
Lewiston public schools closed tomorrow
Public schools in Lewiston will be closed tomorrow, the district's superintendent announced.
"There remains a lot of unknowns at this time. Information moves quickly but not alway accurately," Jake Langlais, the superintendent, said in a message on the district's website. "Please continue to shelter in place or get to safety. We will continue to update you with information and next steps as appropriate."
"Stay close to your loved ones. Embrace them. Our prayers go out to those who lost someone tonight," he added.
Number of dead is almost or more than total homicides in state most years
The believed death toll of 22 in tonight’s shooting is almost or more than the annual number of homicides in all of Maine.
Recent earlier years had similar numbers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of around the high teens to the low 20s.
Law enforcement trying to ‘eliminate the active killer or killers’, former ATF agent says
"This is a very active and dynamic situation. The image of at least one active killer has been released by police. He is armed with a tactical rifle," NBC News law enforcement contributor Jim Cavanaugh, a former special agent in the ATF, said in a text message.
"Law Enforcement is now swarming the area attempting to locate, isolate and eliminate the active killer or killers," he said.
22 dead, dozens wounded in shootings
At least 22 people were killed in the shootings, according to a Lewiston police source.
Fifty to 60 people were wounded after a man fired at several locations, including a Lewiston bowling alley, said four law enforcement officials briefed on the matter.
The officials said the numbers were preliminary and could change.
There were no initial signs of terrorism.
Biden briefed on Maine active shooter incident
President Joe Biden has been briefed on what’s known so far about the active shooting incident in Lewiston, Maine, and "will continue to receive updates," a senior White House official said.
He received an initial briefing earlier this evening. He’s currently at the State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Police release image of vehicle
Police in Lewiston released a photo of a vehicle they are looking for in the shooting investigation.
Maine senator says he's 'deeply sad,' urges residents to stay indoors
Sen. Angus King of Maine, a political independent who was previously the state's governor, reacted on X:
Woman told to leave nearby building: ‘We’re cold, we’re worried’
A woman evacuated from a nearby building in Lewiston described “police with long guns running around” at an industrial park where Sparetime Recreation is located.
Mary Ellen Davis said in a phone interview with NBC affiliate WCSH of Portland said that everyone she is with is fine.
"We’re cold, we’re worried,” she said.
Police evacuated her and others from building in the area, she told the station.