1 held, 2 hurt in Fairview shooting
An injury shooting in Fairview that also left another person hurt Saturday evening is under investigation by Anchorage police, with a suspect already in custody.
The suspect, identified by police Sunday as 41-year-old Fue Yang, faces charges of first-degree and third-degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment.
According to an APD statement, police responded just after 5:30 p.m. to initial reports of the shooting, at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and Gambell Street.
“Initial indications are that [Yang] and [one victim] got into some type of altercation outside,” police wrote. “[The second victim] attempted to break up the fight; [Yang] pulled a gun and shot [that victim] in the torso. During the incident [the first victim] received a laceration to the head; what caused that injury is still being determined.”
Officers investigating the shooting were inside the City Laundromat on Gambell about an hour afterward.
Both of the victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, with the suspect detained by police for questioning. Nobody else was sought in the shooting Saturday evening, but police asked people to avoid the area as investigators processed the scene.
Anyone who saw the shooting and hasn’t yet spoken with police is asked to call APD at 311.
Dave Goldman and Rachel McPherron contributed information to this story.
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