CASTLE HILL, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police are investigating the deadly shootings of two males in a pickup truck in a tiny city in northern Maine, officers mentioned Tuesday.
State troopers who had been referred to as to the scene early Tuesday in Castle Hill initially thought they had been coping with a collision between the pickup and an all-terrain car. But they shortly realized that the occupants of the pickup truck had been shot.
With the perpetrator at giant, native residents had been inspired to stay conscious of their environment, mentioned Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Video shot by WAGM-TV on Tuesday confirmed a red pickup and an ATV in the course of Route 227, surrounded by police automobiles and legislation enforcement officers.
The victims had been recognized as Roger Ellis, 51, and Allen Curtis, 25, each of Castle Hill. Ellis was the proprietor of the pickup. Their our bodies had been transported to the medical expert’s workplace for autopsies which are scheduled to happen on Wednesday.
Castle Hill is a city of about 400 individuals simply west of Presque Isle in Aroostook County, house to most of Maine’s potato farms and tens of 1000’s of acres of fields.
A workforce of detectives, proof technicians and troopers had been assisted by the Aroostook County deputies and the Maine Warden Service on the scene. Investigators requested close by householders with video surveillance programs or individuals who heard a loud ATV to contact police.