Watch live: Maine officials hold press conference after mass shootings as manhunt for Robert Card continues

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Watch live as officials in Maine hold a press conference as a manhunt is underway to catch the suspect wanted in connection to two mass shootings in Lewiston that left 18 people dead and 13 injured.

Local officials including Republican Senator Susan Collins, Democratic Representative Jared Golden, and Lewiston Chief of Police David St. Pierre will make statements at the press conference in City Hall to discuss the mass shootings.

The shooter opened fire at the Just-in-Time Recreation bowling alley and then the Schemengees Bar & Grille at around 7pm on Wednesday, 25 October 2023.

An intensive statewide manhunt is underway for 40-year-old Robert Card.

Mr Card is a member of the US Army Reserves and a certified firearms instructor. The suspect recently reported mental health issues, including hearing voices.

His whereabouts remain unknown however his vehicle – a 2013 white Subaru – was located in the town of Lisbon.

A US Coast Guard official told CBS that it has deployed resources to search the Kennebec River for the suspect in the river after a vehicle was found near a boat launch.