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Anchorage police name homicide victim in Saturday shooting

The Anchorage police are investigating a Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 shooting in Downtown...
The Anchorage police are investigating a Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 shooting in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska.(Jeremy Kashatok/Alaska's News Source)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 10:18 PM AKDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 8:09 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A fatal Saturday evening shooting in downtown Anchorage left 32-year-old Joseph W. Evans dead, according to Anchorage police.

The police department is investigating the shooting as a homicide, they said, adding that no arrests have yet been made.

According to a community alert, police responded to Eagle Street in downtown Anchorage just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday. They found a man inside an apartment complex who had “life-threatening” injuries.

According to an update at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans died on the scene.

“While the investigation is ongoing, and there are no further details to release at this time, detectives do believe this is an isolated incident and there is no public safety threat,” wrote police.

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

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