UPDATE: Anchorage police believe North Star shooting not random
Updated on Oct.12 at 3:12 p.m.
The 23-year-old victim in Sunday’s shooting was in critical condition as of Monday afternoon, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said police do not believe the attack was random. She said the shooter appears to have targeted the home for a specific reason, which is still unclear to police.
Anchorage police are searching for a suspect after a reported shooting near the intersection of Blueberry Street and W. 20th Avenue.
The shooting happened just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the North Star area.
Witnesses told the Anchorage Police Department when a 23-year-old man answered the door of his home, a gunman on the other side shot the man, then fled the scene on foot.
The victim was struck in the torso and rushed to a local hospital for surgery.
Multiple officers and a K-9 unit were called to the search, which spanned a few blocks in the area, but attempts to find the suspect were unsuccessful.
“The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’7”-5’8” tall, with short dark hair,” according to an APD release.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call APD at 786-8900. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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