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Fatal shooting in Anchorage apartment was ‘targeted,’ police say

Anchorage officers investigate the scene of a homicide Monday, June 18, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)

A shooting Monday that left one man dead and another wounded followed an altercation that Anchorage police said is believed to be related to "ongoing activity … possibly involving money or drugs."

A police statement Tuesday said the shooting was a "targeted crime." The altercation involved a group of people in an upstairs apartment.

Police were called to the 6000 block of Austin Street, near Old Seward Highway and Dowling Road, at about 4 p.m. Monday on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds. One was dead, and the other was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they were still trying to determine whether the men shot each other, how many people were inside the building at the time, and what drugs were possibly involved, said spokesman MJ Thim.

The dead man's name has not been released, police said, pending notification of next of family.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call APD's non-emergency line at 311, or submit an anonymous tip through Anchorage Crime Stoppers. Police are also looking for surveillance video to determine who was in the building at the time of the shooting.

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