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Early morning Fairview shooting leaves teen driver wounded in chest

  • Author: Chris Klint
  • Updated: July 26, 2016
  • Published July 26, 2016

Anchorage police are looking for a shooter who wounded a teenager as he was at the wheel of a car early Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Anita Shell said police first learned of the shooting, near Sixth Avenue and Karluk Street, just after 4:45 a.m. when the victim walked into the Holiday convenience store on the 4600 block of Mountain View Drive.

"He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest," Shell said. "The victim told officers he was shot while driving in the area of Sixth and Karluk just minutes prior."

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators haven't determined whether the shooter was on foot or in another vehicle, Shell said. No arrests have been made, with no suspects or motive in the shooting identified.

Anyone with information on the shooting or those responsible is asked to contact either APD at 907-786-8900, or Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or its website.

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