UPDATE: Two men who killed each other during gun deal were teenagers, APD says

Anchorage police investigate a shooting inside a truck, initially reported as a double homicide. Later, authorities said the two men shot one another.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Dec. 11, 1 pm. Update:

The two men who reportedly killed each other over the weekend during a gun-deal-gone-bad have been identified. According to APD, they're both teenagers.

The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Daniel L. Bender JR and 19-year-old Davon M. Dodge. APD identified the men only as victims, and not as suspects in any case, as the two are deceased.

APD said that right now, no other details regarding the shooting will be released to the public.

Original Story:

Early Monday morning, Anchorage police issued a statement stating that Sunday's shooting, which was initially reported as a double homicide was, in fact, two single homicides, where the victims reportedly shot and killed one another in a dispute.

According to APD, the incident began as a gun sale transaction between the two men. They met inside a truck to make the deal, which then went bad. They were both later found dead inside that truck.

"At some point, the two got into an argument and shot each other," APD said in a statement.

The shooting rang out around 5:10 p.m. Sunday evening, when dispatchers received a report of shots fired in the area 2800 block of West 29th Ave.

Patrol officers discovered the two men, shot to death, seated next to one another in the truck.

Police said another vehicle in the area was stopped, and its driver was detained for questioning. That driver wasn't involved and was released, police said.

The names of the two victims, or suspects, who shot one another are not being released yet, while police notify their families. Police say no other suspects or involved parties are being sought following this development.



 
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