The search continues for Robert Card, the alleged perpetrator of this year’s deadliest shooting in the United States, which has so far left 18 people dead and at least 50 injured.
The shooting began around 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25 in a bowling alley; At the scene, many people escaped from the shooter, hiding behind tables and chairs when he started, some even hiding inside the bowling machine to avoid being found by the attacker.
In that place, that day there was a youth night event, so there were many teenagers and children accompanied by their parents.
Around 8:00 in the evening, the Police recognized the pictures of the suspect and asked the people to take refuge where they live and began to search from that moment which has not ended.
They got a note from the suspect
According to the American media CNN, the authorities found a note from the suspect Robert Card. Although the specific information of the note was not disclosed, it was shown that the suspect was not expected to be alive when it was found.
According to one of the officers who testified about the note, it could be interpreted as a possible suicide note; However, the information has not been fully confirmed.
The note was found after a search warrant was executed at Card’s neglected home, located in Bowdoin, Maine, on Thursday, October 26, one day after the events. Investigators are still trying to determine whether the note can be conclusive.
You have criminal complaints for domestic violence
Although some famous people expressed themselves as surprised after learning that he was the one who did the shooting, the man has criminal complaints for domestic violence.
One of his ex-wives filed a restraining order against him and detained him for two weeks in a mental health institution this summer, after commenting on possible intentions to shoot the National Guard.
The search for water at this time is particularly important, because there are some assumptions about the steps he may have taken after a possible suicide.
A white car owned by Card was spotted near a pier and investigators identified a .308 caliber AR15 rifle in the vehicle, a weapon similar to the one described in the attack.
According to the New York Post, this Friday the Coast Guard launched a plane and surveillance boats from Boothbay, a town in Lincoln County in Maine, to participate in the search for the alleged killer.
Authorities considered various possibilities of what Card could have done: “He killed himself. He got in a boat and went down that river there, he got into another car or motorcycle or something that was waiting for him. Or there’s a hiking trail. It could be in a wooded area,” retired NYPD chief Robert Louden told the Post.
Schools remain closed on Friday due to uncertainty that the man remains alive and could be dangerous.