Crime & Courts

Teen in custody after Northeast Anchorage shooting involving 2 vehicles

A teenager is in custody after a shooting Monday evening involving two vehicles in Northeast Anchorage traffic that injured at least one person, Anchorage police said.

A man shot in the upper body was treated at a hospital for a wound described as not life-threatening, police said Tuesday.

One vehicle, a white Jeep Cherokee, was located soon after the shooting, they said. They were still looking for the other vehicle, a dark SUV, as of Tuesday afternoon, according to a police spokeswoman.

The incident involved an exchange of gunfire just after 6 p.m. between the two vehicles being “driven aggressively through congested traffic” in the area of Muldoon Road and East 11th Court, police said.

Witnesses helped officers locate the Jeep at a dead end in a neighborhood off Muldoon, police said. Inside the Jeep, they found the injured man, police said. The adult male driver was uninjured and a teen passenger was identified as one of the shooters, police said. He was remanded at McLaughlin Youth Center and charges were forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

No other charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon. A police spokeswoman declined to answer most questions about the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

Police “do not believe there is an active public safety threat,” spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in an email.

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