The suspect in the Maine shooting that left seven people dead, including a child, was found dead in a cargo trailer on Saturday, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.
The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Anthony Raines, was found in a trailer in Richmond, Maine, about 10 miles from where the shooting took place. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not yet released any information about the motive for the shooting. However, they have said that Raines was known to the victims and that the shooting was not a random act of violence.
The shooting took place on Friday evening at a home in Waterville, Maine. Raines entered the home and opened fire, killing seven people and injuring one other person. The injured person was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
The victims of the shooting were identified as:
- Rachel Maine, 34
- Renee Thomas, 58
- Tana Schertz, 51
- James Schertz, 56
- Matthew Schertz, 11
- Jason Schertz, 20
- David Roach, 50
The shooting has shaken the small community of Waterville. Many people are still trying to understand what happened and why.
“This is a horrific tragedy,” said Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey. “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.”
The Maine Department of Public Safety is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.