The Anchorage Police Department has confirmed that a male victim was shot and wounded at a Mountain View intersection late Thursday, following an investigation by officers of shots fired there.
In a Friday statement, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro says officers responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of Peterkin Avenue and North Klevin Street just before 10 p.m. Thursday.
“Police responded and found multiple shell casings at the intersection and an unoccupied blue minivan which appeared to have been struck by bullets,” Castro wrote.
Officers at the scene were evaluating several bullet casings on the ground as of about 11 p.m. Thursday. A car in the area had a hole through its windshield, which police say was caused by a gunshot.
After the gunfire, Castro says police received a report that a male victim of the shooting had shown up at a local hospital for treatment.
“The male's injuries were non-life threatening,” Castro wrote. “The male was not cooperative in providing police with additional information on his wounds or how he was shot.”
According to initial reports on the incident, callers told police that two black males opened fire on the minivan, which headed south out of the area. The van was apparently hit at least five or six times, with one of the males reportedly reaching inside while firing.
Castro says police had been told that two black males who ran away from the scene, wearing black pants or shorts with white T-shirts, were involved in the shooting. No suspects were located during APD’s initial response, however.
Anyone with information on the shooting should call APD at 786-8900.
Channel 2’s Samantha Angaiak and Rick Schleyer contributed information to this story.