An 18-year-old female was struck in the shoulder by a bullet after shots were fired outside of an East Anchorage house party early Sunday morning. The shooting occurred at about 2:15 a.m., police say.


A large, private party was being held at a residence located at the 4500 block of Ninth Avenue, near Lane Street, witnesses told the Anchorage Police Department. A release from APD says a group of males arrived to the party but weren’t allowed in “because they were not known to the host and appeared to be underage.”


“The group of males remained outside near the party for a short time,” APD says. “And then at least one of them produced a handgun and began firing multiple shots.”


The 18-year-old was struck when several of the partygoers ran outside, police say. She was transported by friends to a local hospital and police say her wounds do not appear to be life-threatening. Police were able to question several people, but no arrests were made and detailed suspect information is not available at this time.


At least four vehicles and a home were damaged by gunfire, but no other injuries were reported, APD says.


Anyone with information on this shooting is encouraged to call APD at 786-8900 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.


This story will be updated.