Numerous shots fired in east Anchorage neighborhood
A report of shots fired in east Anchorage late Tuesday evening is under investigation by Anchorage police, after residents say homes and cars were struck by the gunfire.
The gunfire, near the 5900 block of East 6th Avenue off Boniface Parkway, was first reported to police at about 11 p.m. according to APD spokesman MJ Thim. Three homes were struck, but no injuries were reported.
Police are seeking a black 1990s-model Ford Explorer SUV seen in the area, as well as two male suspects in dark clothing. Thim said it wasn't clear whether they were firing from inside or outside the vehicle.
Alyssa Saavedra, who lives in the area, said on Facebook that she heard continuous fire for about 15 to 20 seconds.
“It sounded like 30+ shots going off,” Saavedra wrote. “There was a bullet that struck the side of my trailer, but it didn’t go through. My car also got caught in the crossfire and both of my back windows are shattered.”
Saavedra took photos of shell casings marked by responding officers.
Anyone with information on those responsible for the shots fired is asked to call APD at 907-786-8900, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
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