1 man dead, 1 wounded in Saturday shootings
The man fatally shot in Mountain View early Saturday has been named by Anchorage police, with little further released on his death or a separate shooting the same morning which left another man wounded.
The deceased was identified Sunday evening as 24-year-old Fa'avea Seau.
APD spokesman MJ Thim said Seau was shot during a dispute outside a Mountain View apartment building was struck once in the upper body, but died after he was taken to a local hospital. Officers initially responded to the shooting, on the 100 block of Price Street, at about 4:50 a.m.
Police believe Seau's shooting to be a targeted event, Thim said Sunday, but didn't have word on why the encounter escalated to gunfire.
"We know that [Seau] was out in front of the apartment complex; he wasn’t in a vehicle at the time," Thim said. "There was an altercation -- whether it was with one person or multiple people, we’re still trying to find out."
Detectives had spoken with several people as they investigated that case, which came just hours after a separate shooting outside the former Sam's Club on Old Seward Highway across from the Dimond Center mall.
Police are still determining exactly when that shooting occurred, but Thim said it took place after "bar break" at about 2 a.m. Saturday. The victim, along with several other people, had been at a food truck in the parking lot.
Police first learned of the shooting at about 3:30 a.m., when an "acquaintance" of the victim took him to a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds to his upper body.
Thim called on people who haven't told police what they know about the food-truck shooting to do so.
"We do know that there are several people that know what happened, and they haven’t come forward and done the right thing," Thim said.
Anyone with information or surveillance video from either shooting is asked to call APD at 311, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
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