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1 dead, 1 wounded in East Anchorage shooting that police are calling domestic violence

A man was found shot dead and a woman injured in an East Anchorage home early Sunday in what police described as a domestic violence incident, Anchorage police said.

Police responded to a shots fired call at a home on the 5900 block of East Sixth Avenue, off Boniface Parkway, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement.

“Four adult family members were inside a residence when gunshots were heard,” the statement said.

One of the family members found a man and a woman inside a bathroom, both with gunshot wounds to the upper body. The man was dead. The woman was taken to a local hospital with injuries described as “life threatening” by police.

Police described the shooting as an "isolated incident,” in the statement and said detectives are not looking for suspects but are “questioning the family members.”

“It’s believed that this is a domestic violence related incident,” police said.

The identities of the man killed and woman injured have not been released.

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