ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police believe alcohol may have been a factor in a Friday morning shooting in South Anchorage. Three people suffered gunshot wounds during the incident.
It happened about 6:30 a.m. at the 11000 block of Forest Drive, near O'Malley Road. The investigation is still ongoing, and police are trying to piece together what happened.
One neighbor who made a 911 call to police says she heard two shots followed by a few more. Police believe there were six people in the home at the time of the shooting, and a neighbor says four of them are residents.
Police say two 24-year-old male victims were shot in the chest and leg. The third victim, a 55-year-old man, had non-life threatening bullet wounds to his chest and was released from the hospital.
Police are currently waiting to interview the two victims who underwent surgery. They believe there was an altercation that may have led to the incident.
“We brought several of the folks here to the station who were in the residence at the time and witnesses and or in the incident, interviewed them and they were released,” said APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers. “We're not looking for anybody we believe we have everybody that was involved in the incident.”
Residents in the area say that this is usually a tight-knit and quiet neighborhood, so they say they're shocked to hear what happened.
No arrests have been made in the case.
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