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Woman wounded during gun battle outside Chilkoot Charlie’s, police say

  • Author: Devin Kelly
  • Updated: July 20, 2018
  • Published July 20, 2018

A woman was injured in a shooting early Friday outside the Chilkoot Charlie's bar in Spenard, Anchorage police said.

Police were notified about 2:25 a.m. about shots fired near Spenard Road and West 25th Avenue. An initial investigation found that a fight broke out after bar break among a group of people in the south parking lot of the bar, said Anchorage police spokesman MJ Thim.

"Gunfire was exchanged between the group and everyone fled," Thim wrote in a statement.

Thim said in a later interview that multiple shots were fired.

Not long after the report of the shooting, a woman arrived at an Anchorage hospital with a gunshot wound to her upper body, Thim said. He said the injuries weren't life-threatening.

Investigators determined the woman was shot in the fight outside the bar and brought to the hospital by other people in the group, Thim said. Police later impounded the victim's car as evidence.

Detectives spoke to the victim at the hospital, he said. But he said it wasn't clear yet what the fight was about or how the people were related.

Police are asking anyone who was in or around the Chilkoot Charlie's parking lot at the time of the shooting to speak to detectives, Thim said.

He said anyone with information about the investigation, including surveillance video, should call at 311 (option #1). To give an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.

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