2 wounded in Fairview shootings involving 'negligent discharge'

Zaz Hollander

Anchorage police say two men were shot in the leg during two separate discharges of the same handgun Thursday morning in a Fairview neighborhood.

Someone in an apartment complex near East 10th Avenue and Ingra Street reported at 9:13 a.m. that a man had been shot, according to dispatch logs.

The first man was holding a handgun inside his apartment when the gun discharged and he was shot in the leg, police said. He dropped the gun and left, headed for the hospital. As the man left the apartment, witnesses told officers, they heard another shot from inside the apartment -- the second man had also been shot in the leg, police said. The circumstances surrounding the second shooting remain under investigation.

Neither man suffered life-threatening injuries, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.

No charges have been filed.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Reach Zaz Hollander at zhollander@adn.com or 257-4317.