- Monday March 10th, 2014 :: 06:57 p.m. AKDT
Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Downtown
Update at 8:50 p.m.
The second shooting victim, who was originally transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries has died. Police are still searching for the suspect. An original description of the suspect was a male, unknown race, approximately 5'8", medium build, wearing a black jacket with vertical stripes on the back last seen heading westbound on foot toward 6th Avenue/Karluk St. A suspect description recently provided by the surviving victim describes the shooter as taller than 6', with black or brown shoulder length hair.
Original Release at 6:59 p.m.
Anchorage Police are responding to a shooting which occurred outside just before 6:00 pm east of Karluk and 5th Avenue. Police discovered three shooting victims; one was pronounced dead at the scene, one was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries and the third victim was transported with non-life threatening injuries. The victims were shot inside of a tent in a wooded area just past a business parking lot on 5th Avenue. Police are searching for the shooting suspect. K9, SWAT, detectives and officers are on-scene investigating. More details will be released as they come available.
Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Public Affairs Unit