Crime & Courts

Someone fired a gun inside the Muldoon Fred Meyer store. No one was hurt.

Someone fired a gun Thursday evening inside the Muldoon Fred Meyer store, but no one was injured, according to police.

The call came in to the Anchorage Police Department at 7:23 p.m., according to spokeswoman Nora Morse. There was a disturbance in the checkout line between two groups of young adults and one shot was fired, she said. All those involved ran off.

Police are investigating what happened at the store on DeBarr Road.

Fred Meyer is doing its own investigation and awaiting the results of the police investigation, said Jeffrey Temple, Fred Meyer director of corporate affairs. The company can't say much at this point, he said Friday afternoon by phone from the company headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

The store has armed and uniformed security officers, though not during all open hours, he said. A security officer was at the store during the disturbance, Temple said.

"Security and safety is our top concern," he said. When the investigations wrap up, the company will examine whether it needs to make any changes, he said. "At this time, we have a robust security plan."

The store stayed open. The type of incident didn't require a closure, he said.

Lisa Demer

Lisa Demer was a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Dispatch News. Among her many assignments, she spent three years based in Bethel as the newspaper's western Alaska correspondent. She left the ADN in 2018.