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Anchorage police searching for person of interest in Spenard shooting

Anchorage police are searching for 21-year-old Ravon Tanner, pictured here, who they say is a...
Anchorage police are searching for 21-year-old Ravon Tanner, pictured here, who they say is a person of interest present at the time of a shooting in Spenard on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 in Anchorage, Alaska.(Photo courtesy Anchorage Police Department)
Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 3:46 PM AKDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:44 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Members of the Anchorage Police Department are investigating a shooting they say took place Friday in the Spenard neighborhood. They’re searching for someone they say is a person of interest in the investigation.

According to a community alert, one man was found in the area of Willow Street and West 36th Avenue with non-life threatening injuries. Police said they would remain in the area to investigate and ask that people avoid it.

“If you need to be in the area, please follow officer’s instructions,” the release states.

Now, police are searching for 21-year-old Ravon Tanner.

“He is considered a person of interest in this investigation and believed to be in the area at the time of the shooting,” police wrote in an updated statement.

Police say Tanner was last seen wearing a white or light-colored tank top, a black hat, dark pants and slippers.

Officers haven’t made any arrests at this point. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call police dispatch at 311, or to make an anonymous tip at www.AnchorageCrimeStoppers.com.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.

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