Police investigate shooting off Old Seward Highway

bbrasch@adn.comOctober 22, 2013 

An argument outside a business on Old Seward Highway midday Tuesday escalated into a shootout that left one man shot in his right foot, Anchorage police said.

Anchorage police received a call about the shooting at 11:37 a.m., an officer said.

Lt. Mark Thelen, one of about a dozen officers who went to the scene, described the incident as a "running gunfight."

Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said the man had just walked out of the business, Safelite AutoGlass, when he was confronted by at least three men. They argued and one shot was fired in the parking lot, police said.

Police won't say who fired first. Castro said the first shot was fired on the south side of the building, and the man described by police as the victim took off toward the northern parking lot. The others gave chase, she said.

"Additional shots were fired in another nearby business parking lot and the male suspects fled the scene in multiple vehicles," Castro said in a statement Tuesday.

Thelen said the man who was shot fired a gun.

The men took off in three vehicles and were gone by the time police arrived to the scene at Old Seward Highway and 57th Place, Castro said. The men were still on the loose Tuesday afternoon.

The injured man, whom police are not identifying, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.

At least two guns were involved in the shooting, Castro said.

Police have not yet given a description of the men or the vehicles.

Police ask anyone with information to call police at 786-8900.

Reach Benjamin Brasch at bbrasch@adn.com or 257-4349. Twitter: twitter.com/ben_brasch

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