Sleeping woman wounded by bullet fired from Mountain View apartment above hers
Anchorage police said a woman was shot and wounded early Thursday through the ceiling of her Mountain View apartment, the month after another woman was wounded by a bullet that passed through the floor of her Midtown apartment from the room below.
No arrests had been made Thursday morning in the most recent case, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement, which was reported at about 2:45 a.m. on the 700 block of North Pine Street. Two other people in the same room as the victim were unhurt in the shooting.
“A woman had been sleeping in her bed when she was shot in the upper torso by a bullet that had traveled through the (floor) of the apartment directly above,” Oistad wrote.“The suspect apartment was empty when police arrived; the apartment was searched after a search warrant was obtained.”
Medics took the woman to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police that “several people” had left the upstairs apartment after the round was fired.
Oistad said Thursday afternoon that she had not received any updates on the condition of the victim. There also wasn’t any word from investigators on suspect descriptions, an exact count of how many people had left the upstairs apartment or whether any disturbances had been heard or reported from that apartment overnight Wednesday.
On June 2, a 20-year-old woman at an apartment on Mockingbird Drive was paralyzed from the waist down by a bullet from the apartment below that punctured her heart. Police said the suspect in that case, 22-year-old Joseph Lock, told them he was “dancing around with the gun in his hand” at a party when it accidentally fired; he was arrested and now faces first-degree assault charges.
Police ask anyone with information on Thursday’s shooting to call dispatchers at 907-786-8900. Crime Stoppers can also receive tips at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
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