Weekend Party Shots Shake Up Neighbors
Neighbors are still shaken by an unexpected weekend party that ended with two military members shot.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTVA-CBS 11 News) Neighbors are still shaken by an unexpected weekend party that ended with two military members shot.
"It was a nice quiet neighborhood up until a couple months ago, and it's just not quiet here anymore. It just doesn't feel like the same safe neighborhood anymore," neighbor Lori Fitzpatrick said.
Larkspur Circle near east Dowling and the New Seward Highway is where Lori Fitzpatrick has lived for more than four years with her family. She says she never felt unsafe until two months ago when new neighbors moved into 5362 Larkspur Street.
"The all-night parties, the fighting, the all-night music..." Fitzpatrick said.
Early Sunday around 4 a.m., a big party turned into more than just loud music when some of the attendees, including U.S. Air Force and Army members, began fighting, according to Anchorage police. The fight escalated and shots were fired outside the home.
"What woke me up was the gunfire--I was scared to death. I had no idea what was going on," Fitzpatrick said. "I ran downstairs, grabbed my little girl to make sure she was out from under her window and made sure she was safe."
She said 12 minutes later Anchorage police officers arrived to find two military members shot; one shot twice in the arm and the other in the leg.
"It was a very scary situation. There was [sic] nine cop cars out here," Fitzpatrick said. "Our biggest concern now is that we're afraid to let our kids out."
The military is not involved the investigation because the event did not happen on a military base. Anchorage police say they are investigating the shooting at this time and no arrests have been made.