Do you want to quickly catch up on the latest news? The top stories of Friday, October 27, 2020.
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1. The suspect in the Lewiston mass shooting is still at large
After a mass shooting that took place at a bar in Lewiston and a nearby bowling alley, 13 people were injured and 18 died. Robert Card is considered by the police to be a “person-of-interest” and “armed and a dangerous person.” Lewiston, Bowdoin and Auburn residents have been told to shelter in place and close local businesses and schools.
Connecticut State Police released a press release on Thursday. “No specific threats have yet been received. However, for the sake of public security, we continue to closely monitor the situation, and stay in close contact with our regional law-enforcement partners,” they said.
Gun Violence Archive reports that this tragedy is the 565th and deadliest mass shooting of 2023.
2. U.S. Airstrikes Targets in Syria Linked to Iran
The United States began airstrikes on two sites in eastern Syria that were linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps early Friday morning, according to a release from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.