LAMOINE — The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office says a man killed in a confrontation in the town of Lamoine died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

State police investigating the weekend killing of 32-year-old Lawrence “Randy” Sinclair of Ellsworth and the shootings of three other men cautioned today that it willl take time to sort out what preceded the shootings and who pulled the trigger.

Spokesman Steve McCausland says gunfire erupted after four men went to a home in Lamoine where another man was staying. Randy Sinclair’s younger brother, 24-year-old Jacob Sinclair, was the only one who wasn’t shot.

McCausland says detectives were conducting interviews and gathering evidence but no conclusions were expected today.

“There’s a lot more work to do as we try to determine what sparked this violence,” McCausland told The Associated Press.

Sinclair died hours after the shooting at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and a second victim, Torrey Garland, 34, of Ellsworth, remained hospitalized today with life-threatening injuries.

Also injured were Michael Carter, 30, of Lamoine, and Joshua McKinney, 35, of Ellsworth. The injuries to Carter and McKinney were not considered life-threatening.

Today, detectives were sorting through various accounts of what happened, interviewing additional witnesses and collecting evidence from the home, as well as looking into a report that Randy Sinclair crashed into a utility pole on Saturday afternoon. It’s unclear whether the crash in which Sinclair’s vehicle broke a utility pole had anything to do with the shootings early the next morning, McCausland said.

Sinclair’s younger brother, Jacob Sinclair, 24, who was not hurt, was with his brother, Garland and McKinney when they went to the home of Carter and 22-year-old Tracy Mullins, McCausland said. The shootings happened at about 4:40 a.m. Sunday.


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