October 30, 2023 3 min read


Two Maine Casinos Reopen as Suspected Mass Shooter Found Dead

The suspect for the recent mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, was found with a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound

A mass shooting on Wednesday has taken the life of 18 people in Lewiston, Maine. The suspect for the crime, identified with initials R.C., injured 13 more after he opened fire on two local businesses. After trying to hunt him down for days, law enforcement confirmed Friday that the suspect was found dead near a recycling plant in Lisbon – Maine Recycling, where he is believed to have recently worked. Reportedly, R.C. was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

While the suspect was still at large, businesses across Lewiston were encouraged to close their doors. Hollywood Casino Bangor released a statement recently, confirming that it closed its doors to visitors on Thursday, October 26, 2023. “In light of the tragic events unfolding within our State, and out of an abundance of caution, Hollywood Casino will remain closed today 10/26/23.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to all those grieving this morning and we continue to hope for a speedy resolution to the situation,” explains a statement released by the entertainment destination.

The recent terrifying crime temporarily impacted the operations of another casino in Maine. Oxford Casino Hotel released a statement confirming that it decided to reopen effective from October 28, 2023. The leading gaming and entertainment destination confirmed that it will operate with 24-hours police presence. Moreover, Oxford Casino Hotel confirmed that the only open entrance that will be used would be the one for the hotel and not the main casino entrance.

Amenities at Oxford Casino Hotel Reopen

Oxford Casino Hotel confirmed that the hotel would not reopen before Tuesday, October 31, 2023. According to the venue, its slots will continue to operate normally as of October 28, 2023. On the other hand, Oxford Casino Hotel said that will be opening its table games “tentatively” from the same date. Similarly, the venue confirmed the opening of its Video Bar, Express and The Ox Pub.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted, as well as their families and friends. With the shelter in place being lifted, we have made the decision to re-open October 28, 2023,

reads a statement released by Oxford Hotel and Casino

Maine Gov. Janet Mills, who was cited by NBC10 Boston, confirmed at a press conference that the body of the culprit believed to be responsible for the killings was located by Maine State Police. She confirmed that she contacted President Joe Biden to notify him about the situation.

The latest terrifying crime once again raises concerns about gun safety and gun control. For years Democrats have supported the implementation of more rules for guns, something that many Americans consider is a breach of the Second Amendment.


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