Crime & Courts

Anchorage police investigating stabbing, shots fired early Saturday

Anchorage police are investigating two separate incidents from early Saturday – a stabbing outside the Brother Francis Shelter and shots fired near the Valley of the Moon Park.

The first incident happened just before 1 a.m., when a man was stabbed once in the back, according to a release sent out by the Anchorage Police Department Saturday morning.

The man knocked on the door at Brother Francis Shelter on East Third Avenue downtown and said he had been stabbed, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro wrote in an email. No suspect has been identified, police said.

The second incident happened at 3:45 a.m., when multiple people called police dispatchers to report sounds of gunshots near Valley of the Moon Park. One person reported seeing a white sedan, heading westbound on West 17th Avenue, shooting through the trees. Police found four shell casings near West 17th and Arctic Boulevard, Castro wrote.

Anyone with information or surveillance of the neighborhood is asked to contact police and reference case No. 16-50276, APD said.

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