APD investigates shooting with uncooperative victims
The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people injured early Saturday morning. Police said neither victim would cooperate with them.
Police said the investigation was initiated when an APD sergeant reported hearing several gunshots in the area of Fourth Avenue and Gambell Street around 3 a.m. Another APD sergeant saw a dark-colored pickup truck run a red light in the same area immediately after the first report. The truck was fleeing at a high rate of speed, according to police.
When officers arrived in the area to investigate, a patrol officer near Karluk Street and Eighth Avenue saw a white sedan heading in another direction. She heard several gunshots, and “saw a dark silver sedan get behind the white sedan,” police wrote.
“A male in the silver car was seen hanging outside of the vehicle, with his upper body above the roof (while the vehicle was in motion), firing shots at the white car,” according to police.
The patrol officer lost sight of both vehicles, but another officer spotted the silver sedan and gave chase. The sedan led officers towards the Glenn Highway, but officers were not able to keep up because other vehicles on the road would not yield to them. By the time police caught up to the sedan, “it had crashed at Bragaw and the Glenn Highway and the two occupants had run from the area on foot,” police said.
A K9 was dispatched to the area to assist officers searching for the two suspects from the sedan, but the search was unsuccessful.
While conducting their search for the suspects, police were notified that two people suffering from gunshot wounds had been dropped off at a local hospital. The male victim had been shot in the lower backside, and the female victim had been shot in the leg. Both injuries were non-life threatening, according to police.
Police tried to talk to the victims about their injuries, but both “were very uncooperative,” police wrote. The male victim was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.
Police said they have leads on the suspects involved, but are not releasing any information on their identities at this time. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at 786-8900.
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