Crime & Courts

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Fairbanks nightclub

One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting inside a Fairbanks nightclub early Sunday morning.

Police had not made any arrests connected to the incident as of Sunday afternoon, according to Fairbanks Police Department spokesperson Yumi McCulloch.

At 2:37 a.m., Fairbanks police received calls reporting a fight and shots fired inside Bojangles nightclub, the department said in a news release Sunday. As officers were responding, people called reporting more gunfire outside the club, which is on the corner of Airport Way and Cushman Street.

When police arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with injuries described as life threatening. A third person was also treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound, police said.

Police have not identified the victims, pending notification of their families.

A video of the aftermath of the shootings posted to Facebook and viewed nearly 10,000 times as of Sunday afternoon shows a chaotic scene, with first responders appearing to attempt to revive a victim on the grass outside of the club and police officers waving away patrons, some of whom can be heard arguing in the background.

Police did not say what may have led to the fight and subsequent gunfire, citing the ongoing investigation. No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon.


McCulloch said police are especially interested in any video recorded during the shootings. Video can be sent to

McCulloch said witnesses were cooperating with police.

Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She focuses on in-depth stories about the intersection of public policy and Alaskans' lives. Before joining the ADN in 2012, she worked at daily newspapers up and down the West Coast and earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.