Police: 1 hurt in Mountain View shooting

Tegan Hanlon

Anchorage police are investigating an early morning shooting Monday that sent one person to the hospital.

Police said two people dialed 911 around 3 a.m. One reported gunfire in the Mountain View area. The second call came from an employee at the Holiday Gas Station at 4627 Mountain View Drive, said Jennifer Castro, police spokeswoman.

According to surveillance videos and witness reports, a sedan and an SUV pulled up to the gas pumps at the station. Several people got out. Yelling turned into a shooting and multiple rounds were fired, Castro said.

At least one man was shot. Everyone fled the scene, leaving the injured man behind, Castro said.

Before police arrived, the man was picked up and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A hospital employee reported the patient to police, Castro said. "We kind of put two and two together," she said.

Castro said police do not immediately know how many people were involved in the shooting. Police have not made any arrests in the case, Castro said. She said police have not determined if it was a gang-related shooting.

An employee who answered the phone at the Holiday Gas Station on Monday said company policy prohibited her from talking to reporters. She said the station is open 24 hours.

The shooting in Mountain View comes after a fight broke out early Saturday inside a downtown nightclub. The fight erupted into a brawl in the parking lot. Three people were shot.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at thanlon@adn.com or 257-4589.

 


By TEGAN HANLON
thanlon@adn.com