• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
News Alert: Crews battling wildfire near Eagle River - Read More
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
27s

Son shoots father in South Anchorage, alcohol a factor

By KTVA CBS 11 News 7:37 AM January 1, 2014

Father and son got into some sort of scuffle with a gun

ANCHORAGE- A father was shot by his son Wednesday morning in South Anchorage.

It happened just before 1 a.m. on the 7300 block of Woburn Circle, police said.

They said the initial call came in as an accidental shooting. When police got to the scene, it appeared the father and son got into some sort of scuffle with a gun, they said.

APD arrested 23-year-old Chad Andrew Vansickle on assault and weapon charges.

Investigators believe alcohol played a factor.

The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition, police said.

Latest Stories

  • News

    From WWII to Vietnam: Wasilla veteran remembers 28 years of service

    by Lauren Maxwell on May 27, 21:36

    There may not be many people who can claim they fought in world war two, became a German prisoner of war then stayed in the military to complete two tours of duty in Vietnam, but Wasilla resident Walter Ferguson is one of them. Walt and his wife Lila are both 91 years old. They met […]

  • Lifestyle

    Anchorage store goes above and beyond to support deaf employees

    by Shannon Ballard on May 27, 20:30

    Inside the South Anchorage Petco there are plenty of sounds to grab your attention, but 22-year-old Joseph Martin works in silence. “I can’t hear and it’s hard they don’t understand. I can’t talk,” Joseph Martin said using sign language. When KTVA spoke to Joseph Martin on Friday, his mom Jane did her best to interpret. […]

  • News

    Firefighters battling wildfire near Eagle River

    by KTVA 11 News on May 27, 18:18

    A large number of emergency responders are working to fight a blaze near Hiland Road in Eagle River. Sarah Saarloos, Alaska Division of Forestry spokesperson said the fire is estimated to be 23 acres and is not anticipated to grow tonight. She said about 40 firefighters will stay there overnight. According to online updates from […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage man charged with attempted murder for shooting at trooper

    by KTVA 11 News on May 27, 18:01

    A 25-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with attempted murder of an Alaska State Trooper, as well as several other charges, after an early-May saga of alleged criminal activity. According to the Alaska Department of Law, on May 1 a Ship Creek business owner notified police of two men breaking into his business. When the […]

  • News

    Vintage plane crashes in Hudson River during Fleet Week

    by CBS News on May 27, 17:30

    NEW YORK – A small plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey Friday evening, CBS New York station WCBS reported. The Federal Aviation Administration said it received a report a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft went down in the river two miles south of the George Washington Bridge around 7:30 […]

  • Lifestyle

    The Hungry Chum: Pipers serves classic Alaska with a great view

    by The Hungry Chum on May 27, 15:44

    With its distinctive totem poles and old Alaska charm, one eatery and watering hole tells the tales of Alaska’s past. Despite its location on Lake Hood, a popular stopping point for tourists eager to watch float planes take off and land, Pipers Restaurant and Sports Lounge isn’t a tourist attraction. A place without tourists is […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Connor Larson

    by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 13:56

    He’s just out of high school and ready for the big stage. Soldotna High School graduate Connor Larson’s passion for singing and songwriting started his sophomore year after his grandfather gifted him a guitar. Since then he’s been playing at coffee shops and festivals around Alaska. Now that he is graduated from high school, he plans […]

  • Politics

    Walker breaks up tax proposals after legislative pushback

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on May 27, 13:25

    Gov. Bill Walker is breaking his tax proposals apart again after legislators pushed back on his decision to bundle them together for the special session. Walker on Friday introduced four separate bills in the House, relating to tax increases on motor fuels and the fishing and mining industries and reinstituting a personal income tax. During […]