Suspect vehicle found in Black Angus Inn shooting
Anchorage police have found a suspect vehicle in a shooting outside the Black Angus Inn which injured one person on Monday, authorities say.
Investigators had been seeking a 1998 maroon Ford Expedition with the Alaska license plate JFD440, asking the public Tuesday night for help locating it.
"We got a tip that the vehicle was in Eagle River," said APD spokesman MJ Thim. "Officers with the Patrol Division located the vehicle in the parking lot of the UAA campus in Eagle River."
According to a statement from APD, around 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the Inn located at 1430 Gambell Street in reference to a shooting. Police say prior to the shooting, an adult male pulled up to the front of the building in a vehicle, had a conversation with the adult male victim which turned into a fight.
"The driver exited the vehicle, some type of altercation between the two occurred, the driver shot the victim, got back into his vehicle, and drove away," police wrote.
The victim was taken to the hospital with at least one gunshot wound to the lower body, according to police. His condition is unknown.
Police say the shooting appears to be targeted; there are no suspect details to release at this time. APD spokesman MJ Thim said Tuesday that the shooting appeared to be drug-related.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Police Dispatch at 311 (option #1). To remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
Scott Jensen contributed information to this story.
Editor's note: The copy has been updated to reflect the correct suspect vehicle description. Anchorage police initially reported it was a Ford Explorer.
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