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Police Point to Potential Motive In Maine Massacre

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Law enforcement currently engaged in the investigation of Lewiston, Maine’s mass shooting have found evidence which they believe point to suspect Robert Card’s intentional choice of targeted locations.

According to family members of the shooter, Card was familiar with individuals at both the bowling alley and the bar who had allegedly labeled him a “pedophile.”

Key witnesses noted that Card was under the impression that Schemengees Bar and Grille and the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley were “broadcasting online that Robert was a pedophile.” (Trending: It’s Time For Donald Trump To Drop Out)

Card apparently took his girlfriend’s daughters out to share meals at Schemengees on occasion, “and that is where the pedophile thing in Robert’s head came from as Robert was there with (his girfriend’s) two daughters on occasions and felt that people were looking at him,” the witness stated.

Law enforcement eventually found Card behind a dumpster in Libson Falls, Maine, where he had died by means of suicide.

Card had been acting erratically and reported mental health issues including hearing voices. He made threats to carry out a shooting at a National Guard facility in Saco, Maine.

Despite police involvement, Maine’s yellow flag law, which allows temporary confiscation of firearms, did not come into play. (Trending: Judge Declines To Recuse From Trump 2024 Ballot Case)

Card was taken to West Point’s Keller Army Community Hospital for evaluation in mid-July.

Card “recently reported mental health issues, including hearing voices,” according to the Sun Journal.

CNN reported that Card “recently made threats to carry out a shooting at a National Guard facility in Saco, Maine.”

The state’s yellow flag law has been used 22 times between 2020 and June 2022, and it is considered a potential model for gun control.

Card killed 18 people in Lewiston, Maine despite being on the radar of state authorities since mid-September.

He opened fire at a bowling alley and bar, resulting in the worst mass shooting in Maine’s history.

Card was found dead after a two-day search, with officials determining that he shot himself.

Authorities were alerted to veiled threats made by Card towards soldiers at a National Guard Base, but their investigation was dropped when they couldn’t locate him.

The FBI stated that they were not aware of any suspicious activity from Card and that the background check system did not have information to prohibit him from purchasing firearms.

“We added extra patrols, we did that for about two weeks,” Saco Police Chief Jack Clements explained. “The guy never showed up.”

“Never came in contact with this guy, never received any phone calls from the reserve center saying, ‘Hey, we got somebody who was causing a problem,’” he added. “We never got anything.”

“We couldn’t locate him,” Merry said.

“[The background check system] was not provided with or in possession of any information that would have prohibited Card from a lawful firearm purchase,” the agency added.

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