Lewiston in lockdown while police hunt for gunman behind Maine massacre as victims identified

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Lewiston has been sent into lockdown as police hunt for the gunman who launched a rampage on a bar and bowling alley in America's latest mass shooting.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Robert Card after the gunman opened fire in a bar and a bowling alley on Wednesday evening.Reports previously suggested that Card, 40, was a firearms instructor however the US Army has since said he did not train with them on firearms but he was in the reserve. It comes as US authorities continue work to identify the 18 victims of what has been described as America’s deadliest shooting this year.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share with you all that Joshua Seal has passed away… no, he was murdered, in the 10/25 shooting in Lewiston. It still feels surreal," she wrote.Earlier on Thursday evening, investigators carrying out a search of Card’s home reported finding a note, according to NBC News.Investigators are reportedly still working to determine the meaning of the cryptic note but did not reveal any further details of its contents.

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