APD release name of woman killed in shooting on Peterkin Avenue

Published: Nov. 21, 2020 at 2:11 PM AKST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2020 at 11:14 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police have released the name of the woman killed in a shooting on Peterkin Avenue.

Police say 38-years-old Kikono Savo was found with a gunshot wound to her upper body. She was taken to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.

Police say officers responded to a home near Peterkin Avenue and North Hoyt Street in Mountain View around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

During the investigation, police identified a suspect.

The Anchorage Police Department arrested 26-year-old Al Leafa Jr. in connection to two homicide investigations.

Leafa Jr. is being held at the Anchorage jail on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of evidence tampering.

Correction: This story has been updated to remove the claim that this was the third shooting in less than 24 hours in Mountain View. This inaccurate statement was in the original headline and body of the article.

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