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Fight leaves 4 men wounded by gunfire in South Anchorage

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 9, 2020
  • Published April 9, 2020

Four people were wounded late Wednesday when gunfire erupted near Elmore and O’Malley roads in South Anchorage, police said.

Investigators originally thought five people were involved, but later learned one person who showed up at a local emergency room with the others was involved in an unrelated incident that was not suspicious, Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim said.

The case was reported just after 10 Wednesday night. Police called to the 10600 block of Elmore around 10:15 p.m. on a report of shots fired found one person wounded at the scene. That person was transported to a hospital.

Officers were then notified that three other people involved arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wounds, police said.

“The shooting occurred as a result of an altercation between a group of people,” Thim said.

Everyone involved -- including the fifth, unrelated person -- had wounds police described as not life-threatening.

No arrests had been made by late morning.

Detectives believe the gunfire was an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the public, police said.

Police asked anyone with information about the investigation, including surveillance video from the area, to call dispatch at 3-1-1 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or to go online at


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