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    Maine’s Congressional Delegation Calls for Army Investigation Into Lewiston Shooting

    Maine's Congressional Delegation Calls for Army Investigation Into Lewiston Shooting

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's congressional delegation is calling for the to investigate the events that lead up to the October mass shooting – the deadliest in the state's history – by one of its reservists.

    Robert Card killed 18 people in a bowling alley and a restaurant in Lewiston on Oct. 25, authorities said, and his body was found – with a self-inflicted gunshot wound – two days later. Reports soon began to emerge that the 40-year-old Card had spent two weeks in a psychiatric hospital and at roughly the same time was amassing weapons.

    Members of the Maine delegation called for the Department of the Army Inspector General to investigate following a meeting with families affected by the killings in .

    The delegation said Friday that Army officials have informed them that there will be an administrative investigation into the events that preceded Card's death. The members said in a statement that they have called for a separate, independent, concurrent investigation into the shootings that goes deeper than the administrative inquiry.

    “This tragedy warrants a much broader, independent inquiry,” the delegation members said in the statement. “We must work to fully understand what happened – and what could have been done differently that might have prevented the Lewiston shooting – on the local, state, and federal levels. We must also give the American people confidence that the investigation is…

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