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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.

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