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Shooting commission to hear from Card family members

Donna Pelican (right) and her husband, Larry Pelican, pause for a moment in front of the pumpkins and signs honoring the victims of the Lewiston mass shooting in front of Just-in-Time Recreation in Lewiston, Maine on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. Both are Lewiston residents and frequented both the bowling alley and Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant. The couple also knew the manager of the bar who was killed in the mass shooting. (Raquel C. Zaldívar/New England News Collaborative)
Raquel C. Zaldívar
New England News Collaborative
A sign that says “Lewiston Stong” is seen in front of Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant in Lewiston, Maine on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. (Raquel C. Zaldívar/New England News Collaborative)

The commission investigating the Lewiston shootings is expected to hear from members of Robert Card's family at its next public meeting on Thursday.

Card killed 18 people and wounded more than 13 others at a bowling alley and a bar last October before killing himself.

His ex-wife and his son had first raised concerns about his erratic behavior in May when they reported it to a Sagadahoc County Sheriff's deputy. They said Card had been increasingly paranoid that people around him were calling him a pedophile.

Card was briefly hospitalized for mental health reasons while on a training mission with his Army Reserve unit last summer.

An official with the Army Reserves' Psychological Program is also expected to testify on Thursday.