by Leyla Santiago
Sunday, September 20, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Around 2:30 Sunday morning, a big, underage drinking party in East Anchorage came to a sudden end.
"People screamin' and yellin' -- that's what I heard. I didn't see it. But you can hear them tellin,' Get out of here, get out of here,'" said a neighbor.
Parents picked up their teenagers after shots rang on East 36th Avenue.
But the parents of 17-year-old Desirae Douglas were not as fortunate.
"The 17-year-old who was shot, was shot when she was outside on the front lawn area," said Lt. Dave Parker, the Anchorage Police Department spokesperson.
Police could not confirm whether or not the party was supervised, but neighbors claim the rowdy get-togethers happen often at the house. Neighbors reported more than 10 gunshots.
Police said they were still unclear about what exactly led up to the shooting.
"When the incident took place, several vehicles left the area and one of the vehicles that was believed to be in the area was located and stopped," Parker said.