The Juneau Police Department has launched an investigation following a reported drive-by attack involving what is believed to be a pellet gun that was shot at bystanders in the downtown area Wednesday night.
According to a police bulletin, at about 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, JPD received a report that a person in a white SUV was shooting what is believed to be a pellet or airsoft gun at bystanders on South Franklin Street near the Lucky Lady Pub downtown. At least two people reported being hit, although no substantial injuries were reported.
JPD spokesperson Lt. Krag Campbell said the investigation is still ongoing as of Friday morning and at this time there are no suspects.
“From the time we got there the vehicle was no longer in the area,” he said. “So we’re still working on trying to see if there’s any video surveillance and things like that so we can hone in on the vehicle, which we have a good description of.”
Campbell said any time a random attack like this happens it’s concerning, especially given the rarity it occurs in Juneau.
“Those are always concerning things — occasionally we will get people driving around and shooting BB guns or airsoft, but it’s typically at a property,” he said. “It’s rare to have them shooting them at random people.”
Campbell encouraged anyone with information regarding the incident to call the department’s business line at (907) 586-0600. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Juneau Crimeline at http://juneaucrimeline.com.
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