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Anchorage police seek suspect in Fairview shooting

Anchorage police are looking for a man who they say fired several rounds from a handgun at another man in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the neighborhood of Fairview Monday.

Police received a report of the shooting shortly after noon. A 32-year-old man told police he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot at the 800 block of Karluk Street when a dark-colored sedan pulled up; the passenger got out and fired several rounds from a handgun at the victim. The bullets went through the windshield and the man suffered two non-life threatening wounds to his arm, according to a release from Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Anita Shell.

The passenger then got back into the car and fled, Shell said.

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was in stable condition Monday. He told police he did not know the man who fired the shots, Shell said.

The suspect is described as a bald, black male, about 6 feet tall with gold teeth. He was the passenger in a "sporty" dark-colored sedan, Shell said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the identity of the suspect to call 907-786-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 907-561-7867.

Tegan Hanlon

Tegan Hanlon was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News between 2013 and 2019. She now reports for Alaska Public Media.