Anchorage police are investigating a Mountain View gunfight between two people which sent a male victim to a local hospital Friday afternoon, with investigators looking for the suspect who wounded him.
According to APD spokesperson Dani Myren dispatchers began receiving multiple calls just after 3 p.m. about what was initially described as shots fired. First reports listed the location as the intersection of Peterkin and Thompson avenues, with police later narrowing the location to Irwin Street.
"According to initial witness statements, two young males were engaged in a confrontation on Irwin Street when a firearm was produced," Myren wrote in a statement on the shooting Friday night. "Multiple shots were fired and one of the subjects, a 20-year-old male, was struck in the upper leg area. The injured subject was transported to a local hospital with an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wound."
Police at the scene say they're looking for whoever shot the victim, but haven't released any details about that person.
The nearby Mountain View Boys and Girls Club at 315 Price St. briefly went into a modified lockdown in response to the shooting. About 50 to 60 children were outside at the time, with a video taken by Channel 2 viewer Connie Nollner showing staff quickly escorting them indoors.
Staff at the club gathered the children in the facility's gym. While parents can come pick up children, the scene is now safe.
Anyone with information on the case should call APD at 786-8900.
Channel 2's Corey Allen-Young, Ashleigh Ebert and Kuba Wuls contributed information to this story.