12-year-old Boy Fatally Shot at Fairbanks Home
Fairbanks Police Lt. Dan Welborn exits a house on Susitna Court where he is investigating an incident that ended in the death of a twelve year boy Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Salgu Wissmath/News-Miner intern
FAIRBANKS - A 12-year-old boy died of an apparent gunshot wound in an incident with another 12-year boy at a Fairbanks home this afternoon, according to Fairbanks police.
Police provided no additional information about the incident at Susitna Court in the Birchwood Homes neighborhood near Fort Wainwright. More information is expected later this evening.
The boy who died did not live at the house, Lieutenant Dan Welborn said. His family has not been notified.
Welborn said the other boy, who he said was “involved,” was a resident of the home. It was not immediately known if any adults or other children were in the home at the time of the shooting.
Police said the shooting was reported at about 3:30 p.m. It was not yet publicly known who reported the shooting.
None of the several children and neighbors outside the house at the time reported hearing any gunfire.
Contact Fairbanks Daily News-Miner staff writer Sam Friedman at 907-459-7545.