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Anchorage police seek 3 people ‘of interest’ in Saturday’s fatal shooting

APD detectives are seeking people of interest in the investigation of the Howard Avenue shooting that took place Saturday. (Courtesy APD)

Police are looking for three people "of interest" in a shooting that left one man dead in East Anchorage over the weekend.

Brandon Irlmeier, 20, was fatally shot Saturday, his body found near Sixth Avenue and Oklahoma Street around 11 p.m. as police responded to a call about two men with guns in the area.

The three people sought by police were in the area at the time of the shooting,  spokesman MJ Thim said in a written statement. They were last seen walking on Sixth Avenue toward Turpin Street.

Police believe they are males in their late teenage years or in their early 20s.

Two of the people wore backpacks, and one wore red high-top shoes. The person without the backpack had an orange hat, Thim wrote.

"Detectives believe these males have information to solve this crime," Thim wrote.

Anyone with information is asked to call police dispatch at 907-786-8900 (dial "0" for an operator), or leave an anonymous tip at Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.

The incident was one of three shootings in Anchorage last weekend that left two people dead. Police believe the incidents are not related, and are also seeking persons "of interest" in Sunday's fatal shooting in South Anchorage.

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