LAMOINE — Maine state police said Monday it’s going to take additional time for detectives to figure out who pulled the trigger during a weekend confrontation outside a house that left one man dead and three others injured.

Detectives recovered a gun and identified all of the participants but were unsure what led up to the shootings early Sunday, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

“There was a confrontation in the front yard that involved gunfire. What we’re trying to do is to piece together exactly what happened,” he said.

Lawrence “Randy” Sinclair, 32, of Ellsworth, died from a single gunshot wound to the head, the state medical examiner’s office said Monday. A second victim, Torrey Garland, 34, of Ellsworth, remained hospitalized Monday with life-threatening injuries.

The shootings happened outside a Lamoine house where Michael Carter, 30, was living with Tacy Mullins, 22.

Emergency responders were alerted when a woman called from the home to request medical assistance at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

A neighbor across the street said he heard 10 gunshots.

“This is crazy,” the neighbor, Harold Pottle, told WLBZ-TV.

Sinclair died at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor several hours after the shootings, and Garland remained at the hospital on Monday, officials said.

Carter also was shot along with Joshua McKinney, 35, of Ellsworth; their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, police said.

On Monday, the investigation continued to work outside the house where evidence technicians placed yellow tags on the ground and on the steps leading into the house. A gun was recovered from the scene, said State Police Lt. Christopher Coleman.

Detectives need to interview additional witnesses, including Garland, said State Police Lt. Christopher Coleman. “Our goal is to get to the bottom of who shot who,” he told reporters at the scene.

Police also were looking into a report that Randy Sinclair crashed his vehicle Saturday a half-mile north of the site of the shootings, McCausland said. It’s unclear whether the accident is linked to the shootings, he said.

 

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