ANCHORAGE, AK. (THECOUNT) — Anchorage police say a shooting occurred inside the Gaslight Bar Saturday night, leaving one employee suffering serious gunshot injuries, according to reports.
Police say the responded to a call of shots fired at the nightspot located near the Nesbett Courthouse Saturday night around 1:20 a.m.
Initial indications determined a group of patrons inside the bar engaged in a physical altercation when one of the participants brandished a handgun and began “waving it around,” according to police.
As the adult male employee attempted to intervene in the fight, he was shot once in the upper body.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
The gaslight is located at, 721 West 4th Avenue in Anchorage, AK.
There have been no arrests and there is no suspect information to release at this time. The number of people involved in the disturbance, and the reason for it, are still under investigation, reports Nixie.
Anyone with information regarding this incident, who have not yet spoken to police, are asked to call Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1).
Geo quick facts: Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It’s known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna – wikipedia.