Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Fatal shooting in Alaska

CBC is reporting that "Two people were killed and two were seriously wounded during a shooting at a home in a remote Inupiat whaling village on Alaska's northwest coast and a 16-year-old boy was in custody Monday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Details were slow to emerge about Sunday's shooting in Point Hope, which shook the small community and prompted a local school's closure on Monday."

"The newspaper, citing court documents, reported that the teenage suspect has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree attempted murder."

"State law allows minors 16 and older to be tried in adult court on murder charges. The newspaper's reporting was based on a summary of a police report included in charging documents filed in court Monday. Officers from the North Slope Borough Police Department responded to the home after 11:30 p.m. Sunday and discovered a man and a woman dead, as well as two wounded men, the newspaper wrote. All four appeared to have been shot."

"One witness told police she'd seen the boy go into the home and start shooting, the newspaper wrote. Other witnesses said they saw the teen leave with a handgun. The boy turned himself in at the local police station, accompanied by his father, around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the newspaper. While officials said there was no ongoing risk to the community, they declined to give specifics about what had occurred." Yahoo news named the youth.

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