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The US Army has announced an investigation into the Lewiston, Maine shooting in October, which resulted in 18 deaths.
Under Secretary of the Army Gabe Camarillo confirmed the inquiry in a letter to Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), stating, “The Secretary of the Army has requested the Army Inspector General to conduct an independent investigation to ensure that the Army takes corrective actions where appropriate.”
The investigation, to be led by the Army Inspector General, is set to begin either following the conclusion of the current US Army Reserve investigation or by February 1, 2024, whichever is earlier. The shooter, Robert Card, a former Army reservist, had previously raised concerns about his mental health and access to firearms, as reported by his family to the local sheriff’s office.
The investigation responds to a request from Maine’s congressional delegation for a thorough review of the events leading up to the tragic incident. “We are pleased that the Inspector General of the Army has responded to our requests and has begun preparations to conduct an independent investigation into the events preceding the Lewiston shooting,” the Maine delegation stated in the press release.