Teen wounded in Kongiganak shooting
A shooting this week which left a teenager wounded in the western Alaska village of Kongiganak is being investigated by Alaska State Troopers.
Word of the shooting in Kongiganak, a community of about 520 people near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River, reached troopers Wednesday according to a Friday dispatch. The 18-year-old man, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen, was taken to Anchorage for treatment.
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said troopers didn’t learn of the shooting until the victim had been hospitalized. It wasn’t clear when or where he was shot, or whether the shooting was a criminal act.
“We do not yet know the context of how he received the injury,” Peters wrote. “It is under investigation.”