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Maine State Police say four dead bodies have been discovered inside a home on the Augusta Road in Bowdoin. The incident is connected with shootings earlier in the day in Yarmouth.

UPDATE: From Maine State Police:

A Bowdoin man has been arrested and charged with Murder in the deaths of four people in Bowdoin. State Police will continue to work throughout the night processing the scenes. To reiterate the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta will perform autopsies and formally identify the deceased as is standard procedure. We will not confirm any identities until the OCME confirms and next of kin is notified.

From the Maine State Police:

Maine State Police are currently investigating several shootings that occurred in Bowdoin and Yarmouth on Thursday morning, April 18, 2023. Both shootings are connected. Investigators are currently working these scenes and will result in the road closure of I-295 southbound at Mile Marker 20 in Freeport to the Exit 15 off-ramp in Yarmouth for an undetermined amount of time. A person of interest has been detained in this matter. Through investigation Law enforcement has determined there is no threat to the public at this time. As a result of the shootings, four people were found deceased inside a home on the Augusta Road in Bowdoin. A short time later at approximately 10:30 am, three people were shot while driving their vehicles southbound near Mile Marker 17 and Exit 15 in Yarmouth. The victims were transported to a local hospital with one person is in critical condition. The four deceased individuals in Bowdoin have been transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy will be performed to determined manner and cause of death.

If anyone was involved or witnessed the incident in either location, please call the Augusta Regional Communications Center at 207.624.7076 Option number 9.

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