"It's just one of those things, that we are in such early stages of the investigation that we can't call it one way or another. We don't know exactly what happened," said Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker.
Police were called to the home at about 7 a.m. by the landlord after military police from Fort Richardson went to the home to check on the male victim, who had not shown up for duty, APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker said.
Upon entering the apartment the MPs found the deceased woman and child. They secured the residence and waited for APD to arrive. That's when the injured male was found.
"The officers stepped in, realized they had two deceased persons, and then found the one that was injured," Parker said. "And so they picked him up and took him to the hospital and then they backed out and they are waiting for the investigators. They'll be clearer when they get that done."
Neighbors are shocked that it happened so close to home.
"This is a really quiet, good neighborhood," said neighbor Dustan Kralick, "That's pretty crazy considering it happened like right next (door)."
Kralick says he didn't hear anything. His father taped the scene as police canvassed the neighborhood, but he slept through the gun shots.
"I don't wake up to alarms that are right next to my head going (off) so a gun shot 100 feet away, I'm not going to wake up to it," Kralick said.
He did wake up to a police officer's knock on the door. He told police that the neighborhood is usually quiet, and that he doesn't really know his neighbors.
"People come and go out of here a lot. We are probably the longest tenants in this whole place, I wouldn't doubt. You see U-Hauls here at least once a week-- people moving in, people moving out. It's a lot of military-type people," he said.
The U.S. Army says Lynch arrived at Fort Richardson in March of 2008. He served with his brigade for a year in Afghanistan and returned home this February.
The deceased woman and child are the sixth and seventh homicides in Anchorage this year.
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