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Man Shot in Leg near Midtown Bar Across from Sears Mall

June 02, 2013|By Neil Torquiano | Channel 2 News
  • Anchorage police said a man was shot in the leg near the Office Lounge, a midtown bar.
Phil Walczak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police said a man was shot in the leg early Sunday morning near a midtown bar across from the Sears Mall.

Police said the shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. near the Office Lounge at 545 E Northern Lights Blvd.

The incident started inside the bar between several people and security escorted the people outside, according to police.

“Officers were advised there had been a disturbance between several people inside the club resulting in a couple people being escorted out of the establishment,” said police spokesperson Dani Myren. “Club security continued to address the arguing parties, both inside and outside the bar, when they heard multiple shots fired outside.”

Police found a man in front of the bar on Fairbanks Street with a gunshot wound to the leg and he was taken to an local hospital in critical condition.

Police did not have a suspect in custody as of 12:30 p.m., Sunday. Police have asked anyone with information to call 786-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.

Contact Neil Torquiano

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