Toddler victim of Fairview drive-by released from hospital
The 2-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles last week in Fairview has been released from the hospital and is home with family.
Kapua, as her family calls her, was shot while sitting in her living room surrounded by family last Monday afternoon.
Anchorage Police say the occupants of a red Dodge pickup and a silver car began exchanging gunfire near 11th Avenue and Hyder Street.
One of the vehicles, the red Dodge truck, was located by officers near Sunchase Street and Dowling Road. APD confirmed it is indeed one of the suspect vehicles in the shooting. The truck was impounded as evidence and the driver detained for questioning by detectives and released.
The other vehicle, a silver Toyota sedan, is not yet accounted for. Surveillance video from a local business owner shows the two suspect vehicles in an apparent car chase.
The search continues for the suspects and the other vehicle.
APD said Tuesday that they're looking for multiple people in connection with this case and urge anyone who may have been in either of the vehicles to come forward.
Self-defense hasn't been ruled out, police said Tuesday.
"People involved need to do the right thing and give us the information they have so we can solve this case," an APD spokesperson said. "We know there are people-- either friends or family-- who may not feel comfortable giving information because they're concerned their identity may become known-- we ask that they call Crime Stoppers and stay anonymous so we can get justice for this little girl."
Police have not released any information related to suspects in the case.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.
Anyone with information regarding this crime, including surveillance video, is asked to call dispatch at 311. To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online.
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