Officers from the Anchorage Police Department combed Fairview looking for a person suspected of shooting two people Wednesday afternoon.
Details of the incident near 12th Avenue and Hyder Street remain unclear, but witnesses report a disturbance involving many people broke out around 2 p.m., eventually spilling onto 12th.
"I noticed quite a large group of people," said Amber Davis. "I saw a gentleman. I thought he was pulling up his sock. He proceeded to pull a pistol out and open fire into the crowd of people."
Shots were fired at 2:11 p.m., and two people were hit. They were transported by medics to a local hospital and are expected to survive.
Police and K-9 units are searching the area for a suspect. APD did not offer a description of the suspect and asks people to avoid the area while the investigation unfolds, though anyone with information is asked to call APD at 907-786-8900.
Another witness said the crime makes her feel "uneasy."
"It kind of makes me feel uneasy, you know, coming out here not knowing who's gonna come up," said Rhonda Killarzoac. "Who's gonna shoot at you next?"
In an email to Channel 2, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro says no updates on the case, including what events led up to the shooting and whether police have or are releasing a suspect description, were available as of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Channel 2's Samantha Angaiak and Chris Klint contributed to this story.
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