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25-year-old man found dead, woman wounded after gunfire near downtown Anchorage

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 11
  • Published June 9

Anchorage Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at 12th Avenue and Hyder Street on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Update, Friday, June 11:

Police on Friday identified the shooting victim as 25 year-old Dvonte Castro. No further details about the shooting were made available.

Original story:

Officers responding to a report of gunfire near downtown Anchorage early Wednesday found a man dead and a woman wounded, police said.

The woman was hospitalized after the shooting around 2:30 a.m. but her condition was not immediately available, police said in an online alert.

Police closed streets near the scene at 12th Avenue and Hyder Street, between Ingra and Gambell streets, as an investigation continued. On Wednesday morning, officers peered into a black sedan with two open doors that was parked at 12th and Hyder. Evidence markers dotted the street surrounding the car.

Police did not immediately release further details, including whether any suspects had been identified.

Anchorage Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting at 12th Avenue and Hyder Street on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)

This is the eighth homicide in Anchorage this year and the second in as many days. On Tuesday, a woman with upper-body injuries was found dead at an East Anchorage baseball field. Few details have been released about her death.

The homicides are not believed to be related, said police spokesman MJ Thim. Both are believed to be isolated incidents, he said.

No arrests had been made in either case, Thim said.

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