After a deadly shooting spree at a bowling alley and bar left 18 people lifeless across the streets of Lewiston, Maine, the deranged gunman became the focus of an urgent manhunt.
Robert Card, a 40-year-old military veteran and engineering student, was named the prime suspect in the horrific homicidal attacks on Wednesday evening. Armed with an assault rifle, witnesses reported Card mercilessly mowing down victims without mercy.
In the ensuing 48 hours, a massive search operation hunted for the deadly marksman through dense woodlands. But on Friday, authorities recovered Card’s body in a gruesome discovery as questions lingered over what drove him to such brutal violence.
As the shellshocked community mourned their lost loved ones, details emerged of Card’s history of mental instability and threats of mass violence. Despite a prior stay in a psychiatric facility, he had access to firearms andslash terror across two public venues.
With the shelter order now lifted, Lewiston begins to heal — but the tormented ghost of their town’s worst massacre will haunt their soul for years to come.