Updated at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 15
Anchorage police have released more information regarding a shooting that took place at a South Anchorage house party early Tuesday morning.
According to police, a group of juveniles was partying inside a home while the parent was out of town. An argument broke out between one of the partygoers and someone from a group of people who arrived later in the evening. The argument turned into a fight involving about ten people, witnesses told police.
“That led to multiple gunshot rounds being fired from more than one person; shots were fired both inside and outside of the home,” Anchorage police spokesperson Renee Oistad wrote.
One person was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and multiple people were questioned at Anchorage police headquarters following the incident.
“As of now charges have been referred to Juvenile Justice for one minor,” wrote Oistad. “No further information will be released due to the offender’s age.”
The young person who was hosting the party while the parent was away has been taken to the Mclaughlin Youth Center in relation to an outstanding warrant.
One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting at a “large party” in a South Anchorage house, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
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Police responded to a flood of calls reporting the shooting just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. They say during the party, a fight broke out and someone pulled out a gun.
One witness described hearing at least 20 gunshots at the party, located on the 1600 block of Tammy Avenue. Another witness, a young man at the party, described a chaotic scene after the shots rang out. He says he had to hide in one of the bathrooms of the house.
“I went in there to try to be safe,” said Jacob Noblett, who told KTVA most attendees were from South Anchorage High School. “It was repetitive, like, gunshots so I was like, yeah, I better hide, you know.”
Police have not released any suspect information, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. But APD notes there were at least 75 people at the party.
The extent of the person’s injuries who was taken to the hospital is unclear. Another person also reported injuries but was not taken to the hospital, APD says.
KTVA 11’s Eric Ruble and Sierra Starks contributed reporting.