4 dead in Bowdoin found in Bowdoin home connected to I-295 shooting, police confirm.
State police say four people were found dead in a Bowdoin home Tuesday morning shortly before a shooting injured two people and shut down southbound traffic on I-295 near Yarmouth.
Lt. Randall Keaton told reporters the incidents were linked during a press conference in Yarmouth Tuesday afternoon.
Maine State Police said two people were wounded in a shooting that shut down southbound traffic on I-295 in Yarmouth Tuesday morning.
The shooting happened about 10:30 a.m. on exit 15 of the southbound side of I-295, and both victims were taken to a local hospital, one in serious condition, according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
One person has been detained, and police are searching for a potential second person of interest “out of abundance of caution,” Moss said. Until law enforcement can confirm that there is no second suspect, Moss said police are asking Yarmouth residents to stay inside. Police could be seen searching the woods with a dog early Tuesday afternoon.
Many residents on the Yarmouth Community Facebook group reported that police told them to shelter in place. Several photos of armed officers patrolling the town are circulating on social media.
Reports of police activity in the area emerged around 11 a.m. Tuesday when the Maine Department of Transportation announced on Twitter it had shut down the stretch of highway at the urging of state police.
A livestream of the area from WGME-TV showed a car on the off-ramp of Exit 15 with several bullet holes in the front windshield. Several police vehicles with flashing lights were parked near the vehicle.
This story will be updated.