South Anchorage homes struck after shots fired
At least two South Anchorage homes were struck by bullets after multiple shots were fired early Friday morning, police say.
Responding to reports of shots fired near the 7000 block of Bearfoot Drive at 12:23 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department said that two suspects fired upon each other in two separate vehicles, and then fled the scene. Residents of the area reported hearing upwards of 20 rounds.
One bullet passed through two residential walls into the second unit in the row at 7310 Woburn Circle. Another bullet passed through a window in an apartment located at 7100 Bearfoot Drive. At least three more passed through the rear windows of a white Ford Explorer parked on the street. Several casings were found at the corner of Northwood Street and Bearfoot Drive.
“My neighbor’s daughter’s room is right here,” Cheasaray Chung said, pointing to a bullet hole in an exterior wall.
Cheasaray Chung was heading home from work and got caught in the cross fire. He was driving his grandmother’s car, which was struck several times.
“We thought it was fireworks,” Chung said. “But as we got closer, his back windshield- side windshield got shot out, and we just bailed.”
Another neighbor, Kim Korach, found a bullet hole whose trajectory led him from the shattered windows of his truck, past his fence, and to the side of his house, where a chunk of wood was missing mere inches above the gas pipe for his home. Still another bullet went through his garage wall, piercing a stack of doors leaning against that wall, and continued into the neighbor’s house.
A single K-9 unit was called to the scene to sweep the area, where they found numerous shell casings along the street.
No injuries have been reported, and no arrests have yet been made in connection with the shooting, which has many in the neighborhood nervous, by all accounts.
Police say that anyone with information regarding the shooting should call APD at 786-8900.
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