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Police Investigate Overnight Shooting
Anchorage, AK - Four people have been charged and two others are hospitalized following an overnight shooting according to the Anchorage Police.
Reports say two males agreed to meet and fight in a parking lot at the southeast corner of 88th Avenue and the Old Seward Highway as part of an on-going dispute.
Police say after the first fight began others joined in and at one point, three males were beating up one 16-year old boy.
Then at some point officers say a member of the audience began firing shots into the air, which caused others to begin shooting as well.
According to reports it was during this time that a 16 year old girl was hit by gunfire in the arm.
The girl and the boy who were injured were taken to a local hospital to be treated.
Officers charged a 17 year old male suspect along with 22 year old Benkasey Celado with assault three.
Eighteen year old Andy Garcia was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance and has an outstanding warrant for assault.
Additionally, 19 year old Matthew Colding was arrested on an outstanding warrant for robbery.
The 17 year old male was taken to McLaughlin Youth Center, while the others were taken to the Anchorage Jail.