PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Presque Isle police say they are searching for a shooter near the Presque Isle International Airport.
Police say they recieved a call around 6 a.m. from a man who said he "had been shot and was dying."
Presque Isle Police and the fire ambulance responded to a home on Northern Rd., where the man was, and brought him to A.R. Gould Hospital.
The man's identity or condition is not being released at this time.
Police say the incident appears to be isolated and they expect there is no threat to the public.
Local businesses, schools, and universities closed for the day.
Including Northern Maine Community College, which is right down the road from the shooting.
The school's president, Tim Crowley told NEWS CENTER, "As soon as they heard about the incident they locked down the campus and worked with local law enforcement. After being updated on the situation they decided to cancel classes for the day. He says after speaking with law enforcement this afternoon, they are comfortable that it was an isolated incident and they expect to be open tomorrow morning as usual."
This comes less than a month after a double homicide about 20 minutes away in Castle Hill.
Locals are becoming more concerned.
"I’ve lived here all my life and we used to say we lock our car doors once a year and that was to keep people from putting zucchini in our cars but lately we lock our doors. Just to be, you know, safe," Presque Isle resident, Dixie Shaw said.
The gunman has not yet been located.
This is an ongoing investigation between Presque Isle Police, Maine State Police, and Major Crimes Unit.