• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 20s

Reward offered in Midtown shooting

By KTVA CBS 11 News 6:50 PM November 11, 2013

Two hospitalized in Sunday morning shooting, bar offers $10,000 reward

ANCHORAGE – After two patrons were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Sunday morning, a Midtown bar put out a public plea for help solving the crime.

The Office Lounge offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people behind the shooting, which happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday. A statement released by the Anchorage Police Department said a man and a woman were both taken to the hospital with bullet wounds. While the woman is in stable recovery, police said the man remains in critical condition.

It’s the second shooting outside the Office Lounge since June, and police said they’re asking for public help piecing together the events of the night. A Sunday evening post to the bar’s official Facebook page echoed APD’s plea for help and offered a $10,000 reward.

“This is something we as a community cannot keep tolerating,” the post read. “As a business prior to these events, we have taken the proper steps to beef up security, change the demographics to avoid situations of this kind and changed our age limit.”

The bar, which could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon, claims to enforce a 25-and-older age limit. According to its Facebook post, the two people injured in Sunday morning’s shooting had been smoking in the back parking lot when they became victims of a drive-by.

“They had no altercations, no fights just two individuals minding their own business,” the post read.

Jennifer Castro, an APD spokeswoman, said she couldn’t comment on any details of the case.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call APD at 786-8900.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Recent oil refinery owners share contamination cleanup costs

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 11:38

    Alaska’s Supreme Court says recent owners of a North Pole oil refinery share costs of cleaning up a contamination that has reached about 7 square miles of groundwater. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Friday ruling keeps onsite cleanup costs attached to Flint Hills while former refinery owner Williams Alaska Petroleum is responsible for the […]

  • News

    Emmonak’s local option law will stand following ‘invalid’ election results

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Aug 27, 11:26

    The city of Emmonak has deemed part of the results from its Aug. 9 special election as invalid. Two ballot measures passed during this special election. One increased the city sales tax by 1 percent, which will take effect on Sept. 1, and the second measure was meant to change Emmonak’s local option law that currently […]

  • Crime

    Troopers: Heroin from Quinhagak ‘more fentanyl than heroin’

    by Charles Enoch / KYUK on Aug 27, 10:58

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — The heroin seized in Quinhagak that was responsible for three overdoses and one death was found to contain large amounts of fentanyl. State tests showed that there was more fentanyl than heroin in the samples tested from the village. Troopers say this is the first time such […]

  • News

    Community mourns lives lost in series of shootings, urges prevention

    by Liz Raines on Aug 26, 22:16

    After a deadly summer, people around Anchorage are hoping to turn things around. At least nine young men have been shot to death in the last three months. On Friday, dozens turned out for an anti-gun violence rally and vigil at The Drift Gallery Dance Studio. The event was organized by a grass roots group […]

  • Sports

    Week 3 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 22:13

    West 34  Chugiak 23 West High School broke open a close game in the second quarter, then had to hang on thwarting a late rally against host Chugiak High School at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium. The Eagles (2-1) took a 21-7 into the half as Qyntyn Pilcher found Turek Taylor for a 25-yard touchdown. The Mustangs […]

  • News

    Hiland Lullaby Project: Music to connect inmates and their children

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 26, 22:04

    There’s something promising cooking at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center for women. The recipe is simple. You bring women together –- both inmates and local musicians –- to compose lullabies. The artists record the songs on a CD, along with a personal message from the inmates. The result? A way for inmates to connect with […]

  • News

    Child struck by car severely injured, expected to survive

    by Megan Edge on Aug 26, 21:22

    A child who was struck by a car Friday evening and suffered “sever injuries” is expected to survive, according to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro. According to Castro, police were notified that the child was struck in a trailer court near Fiji Street and Tonga Street  at 8:15 p.m. The child was riding a […]

  • News

    Whale carcass continues to degrade near Kincaid Park

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 20:29

    A humpback whale that washed ashore in Kincaid Park is still there. High tides that lapped at the shoreline below the bluffs, near the motor cross track, have failed to move the giant carcass. But in the nearly seven weeks since the whale washed up it has deteriorated considerably. Bones are showing and the body appears […]