Police in Lewiston/Auburn Investigating a Spate of 4 Shootings
There have been four shootings in as many days in the Lewiston/Auburn area, with most believed to have been targeted attacks.
Where Was the Monday Night Shooting?
The latest shooting happened on Monday night at around 10:00. Auburn Police responded to a call from the resident of the first-floor apartment of a building on Turner Street. The caller said that someone had just shot out his television. When officers arrived, they determined that the shot had come from outside the building. No one was hurt in the incident which investigators believe was an intentional attack and that the shooter was aiming for that specific apartment. The investigation is ongoing.
What About the Sunday Shooting?
On Sunday, Lewiston Police got a 911 call at approximately 2 a.m. from a man who told them he had been shot. When officers found the 20-year-old man on Park Street they called for an ambulance to take him to Central Maine Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to the stomach. An investigation into the incident revealed that the man had actually been shot in Auburn near the rear entrance to the Walton Elementary School, off Boone Avenue. Officials say it appears the shooter and victim knew each other. Police say the school's staff and students are not in any danger.
Were There 2 Shootings on Friday?
A shooting in Lewiston on Friday morning left one man with gunshot wounds to his back and arm. WCSH-TV reports Lewiston Police heard gunshots around 1:00 Friday morning in the area of College and Bartlett Streets. The officers went to the area and found an empty vehicle with its doors open that had been struck by several bullets. The injured man then approached the officers but was uncooperative. He was finally restrained before being taken to the hospital. Another motorist also reported that his vehicle had been hit by bullets, but he also refused to cooperate with the investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lewiston Police Detective Brian Rose at 513-3001.
Auburn Police were dispatched to 72 Whitney Street just after 1:00 Friday morning, October 7th for a report of multiple gunshots fired at the building. In this instance, police say the shots were fired at the building's second floor. Investigators determined that the shooters were targeting that portion of the building and that this was not a random act. No one was hurt and the suspects fled the scene before police arrived.
Anyone with information about any of the Auburn shootings is asked to contact Detective Matthew Johnson of the Auburn Police Department at 333-6650, extension 2082.