Downtown Anchorage shooting injures 2, police investigate
Updated at 11:48 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19
One person is in critical condition after a shooting in downtown Anchorage early Saturday.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, a father and son were walking along Hyder Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, when they got into “some type of altercation” with three other people inside of a vehicle.
At some point, the father pulled out a gun and fired the weapon into the vehicle, striking the driver and a passenger in the backseat, police said. The agency noted that it is unknown if anyone from inside the vehicle fired a weapon.
“The father and son walked a few blocks away from the shooting scene, and then the father called police,” APD wrote in a release, adding that a victim from inside in the vehicle also called police.
Both of the people who suffered gunshot wounds were transported to a local hospital for treatment; one was in critical condition early Saturday morning. On Monday, APD spokesperson Anita Shell stated in an email that one person was released from the hospital while the other remains hospitalized.
The police department’s crime scene team is investigating. According to the Saturday release, the father and son were taken to police headquarters for questioning.
As of Monday, no charges have been filed in the incident, Shell stated.
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