Anchorage police have identified a man who died after being shot early Monday morning, in a case that is under investigation as a homicide.
APD spokesperson Dani Myren says 26-year-old Purdy Alston was shot at 1:19 a.m. Monday, at an apartment complex on the 1000 block of East 20th Avenue. His next of kin have been notified.
Alston was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital in serious condition, but later died of his injuries. Myren says detectives aren't yet releasing many details about his death, and also that police don't have a suspect in custody.
"The information is very, very limited," Myren said.
Police say Alston's shooting is the fourth homicide in Anchorage this year. APD says no one has been arrested in any of the homicides.
People who live near the scene of the shooting say they heard two to three gunshots, followed by yelling early Monday morning. Police won't say if the shooting happened inside or outside of the apartments.
"Me and and my brother came out, saw a couple people running," said Salamo Muevao, who lives in the apartment complex.
"We saw cops and (an) ambulance," said Krys Bullecer, who also lives near the shooting. "I looked out the window and we saw someone get pulled out by stretcher, someone yelling."
Anybody with information on the shooting is asked to call APD at 786-8900.
Channel 2's Caslon Hatch and Chris Klint contributed to this story.