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Man dead, another badly hurt in East Anchorage shooting, police say

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News staff
  • Updated: March 31
  • Published March 31

Anchorage Police investigate the scene of an overnight shooting off Oklahoma Street in Muldoon on Sunday, March 31, 2019, that left one man dead and another with life-threatening injuries. (Bill Roth / ADN)

A man was killed and another was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting at an East Anchorage apartment overnight, police said. A woman was also assaulted and suffered less serious injuries at the same location, police said.

Police said they received a report of shots fired around midnight in the 300 block of Oklahoma Street in East Anchorage. The area is in the Muldoon neighborhood, between Turpin Street and Muldoon Road, just south of the Glenn Highway.

Anchorage Police investigate the scene of an overnight shooting off Oklahoma Street in Muldoon on Sunday, March 31, 2019, that left one man dead and another with life-threatening injuries. (Bill Roth / ADN)

“The preliminary investigation found that three people were found injured outside an apartment building,” police said in a statement posted Sunday morning. “One adult male was shot in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene. One adult male was shot in the upper body and transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. One adult female was assaulted and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”

Around 11:30 a.m., police investigators remained at the scene, placing evidence markers in the yard of a small multi-unit apartment complex set back from the street. The trunk of a black sedan parked in the driveway sat opened, but police did not say whether they were collecting evidence from the vehicle.

As of Sunday evening, police had released little information about what happened.

Thim said he was not able to answer questions about a potential motive, if the people involved knew each other or if the violence involved a single assailant or more. Thim also would not speak specifically about the woman’s injuries.

Police have not released the names of the victim. The man who sustained life-threatening injuries was still hospitalized as of Sunday evening. And as of Sunday evening, no arrests had been made and “multiple people” were being questioned, Thim said.

Police are asking anyone with information, including surveillance video, to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.


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