Anchorage police: 2 shootings in Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot in 24 hours
A second man was taken to the hospital after he was shot and wounded in the south parking lot of Chilkoot Charlie’s. This is the second shooting in the same parking lot in less than 24 hours, police say.
Around 3 a.m. Sunday, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a call that multiple shots had been fired in the parking lot “and a shooter was firing from a vehicle.”
“Police responded to the scene and did not locate any victims at the scene,” a release from APD says. “But found traces of blood in the parking lot.”
According to a release from Chilkoot Charlie’s, patrons who had already exited the building were immediately brought back inside by the club’s security and all others were kept inside after the shooting took place. At least three cars had been hit by gunfire, the bar says.
APD soon learned that the victim, identified as an adult male, had been transported by another citizen to the hospital. His injuries are critical, police say.
“In full cooperation with APD, Chilkoot Charlie’s has searched all film footage for one of the suspects by a description given to APD by a witness,” a statement from the bar reads. “Chilkoot Charlie’s also provided film footage from cameras on the exterior of the building, and cross referenced all pictures taken by the identification scanners at each entrance of the club.”
Police say it is unknown whether Sunday morning’s shooting is related to the another shooting that took place in the same lot just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
APD received a call that a male had been shot in the parking lot of the bar. When police and medics arrived at the scene, they found a man on the ground with a single gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition, police say.
It was reported to police that the male had been involved in an altercation with other adults in the parking lot and was shot by someone who was in a vehicle, APD says.
According to a release from Chilkoot Charlie, “five individuals in a dark colored van were seen fleeing the scene.” These individuals had been previously approached by bar security “with a request to lower the volume on their music,” the statement says.
“These individuals were not recognized to have been patrons of Chilkoot Charlie’s but had been driving west on 25th Avenue before turning into the parking lot at Spenard and 25th Avenue,” the statement continued.
Police have not taken any suspects into custody at this time. Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact APD at 786-8900.
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