The 40-year-old firearms instructor suspected of killing 18 people Wednesday at two businesses in Lewiston, Maine, was found dead Friday, officials said, APA reports citing NBC News.
Robert Card's body was found near the Androscoggin River in Lisbon Falls at 7:45 p.m., Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck said.
He had “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," Sauschuck said at a late-night news conference officially announcing his death.
It's unclear when he died, he said, and officials did not provide an exact location.
The shooter’s body was found near a former place of employment, three law enforcement sources told NBC News. Card worked at a recycling plant, according to two sources.
Leo Madden, a former executive at Maine Recycling in Lisbon Falls, said Card had worked at the facility, but couldn't say whether he'd been recently fired or left on his own.
Eighteen people were killed in the shootings, when Card, 40, allegedly opened fire at Schemengees Bar and Grille and the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley Wednesday evening in Lewiston, a city of around 37,000.