The Penobscot County Sheriff's Department is searching for the suspect in a shooting that happened in Springfield, Maine, on Wednesday.

According to WCSH 6, at about 11:30 PM on Wednesday, law enforcement responded to a home on Ghost Road in Springfield.  They had received a report of a man who had been shot.

The suspect fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

It is believed that the suspect is Matthew Vandine, 45, of Molunkis.

The article explains that according to witnesses, Vandine was with 32-year-old Noel Wilson when he fled the scene.

Penobscot County Sheriff's Department
Penobscot County Sheriff's Department

When he was last seen, Vandine was reportedly wearing black sweatpants, a hooded sweatshirt, and a half-mask.

At this time, there is no word on the condition of the man who was shot.

*NOTE - All suspects are considered innocent until being found guilty in a court of law*

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Matthew Vandine, investigators are asking that you call the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center at 207.945.4636.

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Springfield is a tiny town located in Maine's Penobscot County, just east of Lincoln, Maine.  As of the 2020 census, the town had a population of 293.  Like many small Maine towns, Springfield has very few businesses.  There is a store, a bed & breakfast, and an outdoor outfitters.

However, the town is home to the Springfield Fairgrounds, which hosts one of Maine's many agricultural fairs.  Learn more about the Springfield Fair on their Facebook page.

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