Early Saturday morning, Anchorage police and first responders raced to the 3400 block of Greenland Drive in the Spenard neighborhood, where one man was found dead of gunshot wounds, and another was taken to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot holes.
A third man went to the hospital on his own, where he was treated for a gunshot wound and is expected to live.
“The motive and any relationship between the parties involved is under investigation,” police said in a statement. “Detectives believe this is an isolated incident and not random.”
There have been four gun incidents, ending in four deaths, and at least two wounded by gunshot in one week in Anchorage.
On Nov. 22, an officer discharged his service weapon when an agitated man on 36th Avenue and Latouche Street was walking on the road waving a machete. The man brandished another weapon and pointed it at the officer. The man was taken into custody. Details on the weapon he brandished were not provided by police.
On Nov. 21, 29-year-old Saina Fa’atoafe fatally shot a woman in the South Anchorage Walmart parking lot and then took his own life.
On Nov. 19, police were called to the area of North Bragaw Street and Thompson Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult man victim, 33-year-old Matagiofa J. Sione, was taken to a hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound. Police have not released the suspect’s name, but he was reportedly detained.