APD investigating gun sale shooting in Spenard
The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place during a firearm transaction in a Spenard neighborhood.
Officers responded just before 4:30 Friday afternoon following reports of a shooting near West 36th Avenue and Iowa Street. According to a release from APD, a preliminary investigation shows two adults were meeting to sell a firearm. During the transaction, a man was shot in the upper body.
The man was taken to the hospital for care of injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police say there have been no other injuries reported and no arrests have been made in the case.
A large police presence was in the area while detectives investigated. APD closed 36th Avenue from Iowa Street to Northwood Drive, but later reopened the road around 8:15 p.m.
Anyone with information or surveillance video of the incident is asked to contact dispatch at 311. Tips can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or submitted online.
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