Police charge juvenile in Anchorage shooting death of 12-year-old girl

Police investigating Muldoon homicide
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 5:37 AM AKST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 7:57 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A boy has been charged and jailed at the McLaughlin Youth Center in connection to the death of a 12-year-old girl Tuesday night.

Anchorage police are still investigating the homicide that occurred in a Muldoon neighborhood after getting reports of a shooting around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. According to an alert from the Anchorage Police Department, swing shift patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting south of East 20th Avenue.

Police said a minor with “a gunshot wound to the upper body” was found dead at the scene after officers and medics with the Anchorage Fire Department arrived. The Crime Scene Team was also called on to process the scene.

A juvenile was taken into police custody, according to the department, and was questioned by detectives. Police said it appears it was an isolated event.

Police said the department will not release the name of the victim due to her age, but said her family has been notified of the death.

This article has been updated with additional information.