The two were scheduled to perform their comedy show in Maine this weekend, but are postponing those shows out of respect to the citizens of Lewiston.
Pete Davidson and John Mulaney Are ‘Devastated’ By The Events In Maine
Robert Card, the suspect in Wednesday’s mass shooting, is facing eight counts of murder, Maine State Police Col. William G. Ross said. The suspect, who is an army veteran, opened fire in multiple locations, including a bowling alley, where a children’s league was taking place, and at a local bar, Schemengees Bar and Grille.
Pete Davidson and John Mulaney were scheduled to perform their comedy show in Maine over the weekend, however, they decided to postpone those shows following the tragic events that took place in Lewiston Wednesday evening.
“We are devastated by the events in Lewiston,” the two began in a joint statement. “Shows scheduled for this weekend in Maine on Saturday,10/28 and Sunday, 10/29, have been postponed.”
“We are thinking of you all,” the two concluded by saying.
Seven people were killed at the Sparetime Recreation bowling alley, eight people were shot and killed at Schemengees Bar and Grille, and three people died at the hospital, according to law enforcement. The suspect remains at large.
“Our reality for today is that this suspect is still at large,” Director of Public Safety Michael Sauschuck said Thursday morning.
Police almost immediately released images of the suspect in hopes the public could help find this armed and dangerous man. A picture of the suspect’s car was also released, which is a small, white SUV with a front bumper believed to be “painted black.”
President Joe Biden Breaks Silence On Maine Mass Shooting
The President of the United States spoke out Thursday morning to discuss the mass shooting that occurred in a small town in Maine late Wednesday evening, saying that he and his wife, Jill Biden, “are praying for the Americans who lost their lives.”
“Once again, our nation is in mourning,” he said. “Today, Jill and I are praying for the Americans who’ve lost their lives, for those still in critical care, and for the families, survivors, and community members enduring shock and grief.”
He then urged the public to stay in a safe place as the suspect, Robert Card, remains at large and is considered “armed and dangerous. I have directed my administration to provide everything that is needed to support the people of Maine. We will continue to be there every step of the way,” Biden added, noting that “countless” Americans have survived gun violence.
It is “not normal, and we cannot accept it,” the President said, that what the nation has done thus far with gun safety is “simply not enough.”
Read President Joe Biden’s full statement here.