Police respond to morning shooting in Auke Bay

A seemingly intentional shooting Saturday morning left a trailer on Glacier Highway with damaged front window, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Shortly after 8 a.m., police responded to reports of “shots fired” in the 13000 block of Glacier Highway. After searching the scene, JPD officers and an Alaska State Trooper found that somebody had fired through the front window of a mobile home near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal.

Two people were in the home at the time of the shooting, but they told police they didn’t hear the shot that took out their window. JPD didn’t name the home’s occupants, a 41-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman. Neither the home’s residents nor anybody else in the area was injured, according to police.

JPD doesn’t believe the shooting to be a “random act,” meaning it’s not something the public at large should worry about.

“We believe that there is a connection between the shooter and the people living in the trailer,” JPD’s Sgt. Brian Dallas told the Empire in a phone interview Saturday afternoon. “We don’t have somebody driving around and shooting up the town.”

Police don’t yet have any suspects in the shooting nor do they know how many shooters were involved, Dallas said. They do know, however, that the shooter only shot the trailer one time.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and Dallas said JPD hopes to release more information Monday.

• Contact reporter Sam DeGrave at 523-2279 or sam.degrave@juneauempire.com.

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