2 dead in shooting at Valley of the Moon Park in Anchorage

PUBLISHED Sun, August 28, 2016 - 7:59am EDT
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The bodies of two men have been found after an apparent shooting at Valley of the Moon Park in Anchorage, officials say. No arrests were immediately made and the park has been closed as police investigate the murders. (more)

The incident happened just after 1 a.m. on Sunday when gunshots were heard at Valley of the Moon Park, which is located on West 17th Avenue near the Sullivan Arena. A short time later, a citizen called police to report a body on a bike path in the park.

"Police arrived and found a male who appeared to be a victim of a homicide," Anchorage Police spokesperson Renee Oistad said. "As police were searching the area they found another male victim nearby, also in the park, who was deceased and appeared to be a homicide victim."

Oistad provided no information about the causes of deaths but said the park has been shut down as police investigate the scene. No arrests were made as of early Sunday morning and there was no immediate word on the identities of the victims.

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