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World News November 1, 2023

U.S. Army Reserve, family raised alarm about Maine shooter weeks before attack

Five months before the deadly shooting in Lewiston, Maine, committed by U.S. Army reservist Robert R. Card, his family contacted the sheriff’s office expressing concern about his declining mental health and his access to at least 10 guns. In September, Card’s Army Reserve unit also requested a “wellness check” on him, reporting that he claimed to hear disturbing voices and had made threats.

Despite these warnings, Card carried out the shooting, resulting in 18 deaths and 13 injuries. He was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident has raised questions about gun regulations in Maine and the limits of a 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to carry weapons in public.

Source – CGTN

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