Maine State Police have identified two men involved in a shooting in Buxton on Sunday, and say the victim and the man who pulled the trigger know each other.

State police confirmed Monday that Brandon Lasante, 19, of Buxton shot Lincoln T. Kimball, 28, of Hollis, but said no one has been charged while detectives investigate what led to the shooting.

“We’ll continue to do the entire background on these two individuals, determine motive and so forth,” state police Lt. Brian McDonough said.

McDonough said the men know each other, and the extent of their relationship is the subject of investigators’ inquiries.

Police are convinced that Lasante was the gunman, and said everyone, including Lasante, has been cooperative so far.

“We are confident he is the shooter, but I won’t go into any statements or conversations we had with him,” McDonough said.

Police went to a home on Old Orchard Road about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, after receiving reports of gunshots.

Kimball was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he remained in critical condition Monday night.

Crystal Kimball, who is married to the victim’s father, Lincoln C. Kimball, declined to discuss the shooting, saying the focus is on his full recovery.

“The family is really focused on Lincoln at this time,” she said.

Both men have criminal histories, according to the State Bureau of Identification.

Lasante was charged in June 2016 with driving under the influence, but that charge was dismissed by the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, according to Bureau of Identification records. Lasante was found guilty of violating conditions of his release in March 2017.

Kimball has a criminal record dating to 2006 on charges that include burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and theft by unauthorized use of property, state records show.

Staff Writer Dennis Hoey contributed to this report.

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