AUGUSTA — Four days after a shooting sent one man to a Lewiston hospital, authorities still do not know key details about what happened and are not saying where the incident may have occurred.

Maj. Mark Cornelio of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday the victim of the shooting, who has not been identified, has not cooperated with police.

“Whereas the victim is uncooperative with law enforcement, we are unable to determine the nature of the incident or whether there is any likely threat to the public,” Cornelio said via email.

Officials also do not know how many shots were fired or who owns the gun, Cornelio said.

The sheriff’s office is not releasing information about the severity of the man’s injuries, or where on his body he was struck. No charges have been filed.

On Sunday, reports surfaced of gunshot victim being transported from a Leeds grocery story to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.


Leeds, in northeastern Andsrocoggin County, shares a border with Monmouth in southwestern Kennebec County.

The Sun Journal reported Sunday that Androscoggin Sheriff Eric Samson said his office had notified the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit after learning the altercations possibly took place in Kennebec County.

Shannon Moss, public information officer for the Maine Department of Public Safety said the Maine State Police had been advised in case the shooting had resulted in a death.

Kennebec County Sheriff Ken Mason said at the time his department was treating it as an informational item, as it wasn’t clear whether the shooting had happened in Kennebec County.

On Thursday, Mason said the location of the shooting still has not been established, but there is no ongoing concern for public safety.

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