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4 people shot in 3 Maine communities; gunman sought

3 years 9 months 2 days ago Friday, July 17 2015 Jul 17, 2015 July 17, 2015 11:40 AM July 17, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BENEDICTA, ME - State police say they're searching for a gunman in a stolen logging truck following the shootings of four people in three different communities in northern Maine.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety said Friday that four people were shot overnight in the towns of Lee, Benedicta and Silver Ridge. There was no immediate word on their conditions.

The search was concentrated in the Lee area.

Police say they are looking for 35-year-old Anthony Lord, who is believed to be from the Houlton and Crystal area. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Police say they believe Lord, who is on the state's sex-offender registry, stole a logging truck.

A command post has been set up at Lee Academy, a high school 60 miles northeast of Bangor.

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