20 dead, 60 injured in another mass shooting spree in the US, the deadliest so far in 2023

WASHINGTON, Oct 26: A mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine has become the deadliest in the United States in 2023, according to statistics compiled by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA).

At least 22 people are dead and another 60 were injured in the mass shooting across three locations in the city, media reports said late Wednesday.

According to German news agency (dpa), authorities in Androscoggin County said that emergency forces responded to gun attacks at several locations. Maine State Police released surveillance camera footage of a suspected gunman. 

The suspect has not yet been apprehended, they said. In a post on social media platform X, police urged people in the area to seek safety.

“There is an active shooter in Lewiston. We ask people to shelter in place. Please stay inside your home with the doors locked,” the post from Maine State Police warned.