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Gunfire in East Anchorage damages homes, police say

Three homes were hit by bullets but no one was injured after gunfire erupted late Tuesday in East Anchorage, police say.

Someone reported multiple shots fired just after 11 p.m. in the 5900 block of Sixth Avenue, Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim said. Patrol officers found shell casings in the area, which is near a park and not far from Boniface Parkway.

Police said witnesses described a black 1990s Ford Explorer SUV as being involved in the shooting. Thim said it wasn't clear whether the suspects were in or outside the vehicle during the shooting.

An investigation continues.

There have been a number of incidents involving gunfire reported in East Anchorage over the past year, including one in which a woman was shot while sitting in a home in January and a barrage of shots fired from two vehicles in June that damaged an apartment complex.

Anyone with information or surveillance video can call police dispatch at 907-786-8900 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.

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