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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Two people are recovering in the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries caused by an early Sunday morning shooting that took place in a parking lot near several Downtown Anchorage businesses.

Around 3:14 a.m., Anchorage police responded to West 3rd Avenue and H Street about a shooting, according to a community alert. Anchorage police said two men were shot in the upper body and another was grazed by a bullet during the shooting, but he was treated and released at the scene.

After further investigation, authorities learned that a physical altercation involving multiple people occurred before the shooting. Police said several people were watching and noted that “more than one shot was fired.”

Police have not made any arrests yet and continue to investigate the shooting, the alert said. Police also noted that they are still figuring out how many shooters were involved.

Anyone with information about the shooting who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 3-1-1 or leave an anonymous tip at the Anchorage Crime Stoppers website.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify that the parking lot where the shooting occurred is near several Downtown Anchorage businesses.

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How to Report a Crime


The Anchorage District Attorney's Office cannot investigate or take reports of crime directly from citizens. All referrals must come from a law enforcement agency. For a non-emergency report of a crime, please contact the law enforcement agency in your community:


Anchorage Police Department - (907) 786-8900, press "0"
UAA Campus Police - (907) 786-1120
Anchorage Airport Police - (907) 266-2411


Dillingham Police Department - (907) 842-5354

King Salmon:

Bristol Bay Borough Police Department - (907) 246-4222

King Cove:

King Cove Department of Public Safety - (907) 497-2210


Bristol Bay Borough Police Department - (907) 246-4222

Saint Paul:

Saint Paul Department of Public Safety - (907) 546-3130

Sand Point:

Sand Point Department of Public Safety - (907) 383-3700


Unalaska Department of Public Safety - (907) 581-1233

You can find contact information for Alaska State Trooper Posts Statewide at

For complaints against state agencies or employees please contact the State of Alaska Ombudsman's Office. Their website is found at

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If YES - Call 911

If NO, please proceed to the next question.

Did this incident occur within APD JURISDICTION?

(APD jurisdiction: first Knik River Bridge on the Glenn Highway, to McHugh Creek on the New Seward Highway, including Ingram Creek and Bird Creek areas.)

If YES, please proceed to the next question.

If NO, please contact the appropriate law enforcement agency to file your report.

is this a traffic accident?

If YES, you must file an Alaska Motor Vehicle Crash Report with the State of Alaska.

If NO, please proceed to the next question.

Does the incident you're reporting fall into one of the categories?

  • Disturbing the Peace - COVID-19 failure to quarantine

  • Drug Information

  • Fraud / Identity Theft

  • Harassment

  • Liquor Violation

  • Lost Property

  • Shoplifts (businesses only)

  • Supplement to Burglary

  • Suspicious

  • Theft

  • Theft From Vehicle

  • Threats

  • Vandalism

  • Vehicle Tampering

If YES, see info below.

If NO, please call APD non-emergency at 3-1-1 or look through our FAQs for information.

Once you have answered the above questions and determined that your incident is eligible for the APD Online reporting process, you can file your report online. Upon completion of this process you will:

  • See the words: "Your report has been submitted" showing that your report is complete.

  • Be given a case number.

  • Be able to print a copy of the report to keep for your records.

Please Note:

  • All cases filed online will be reviewed.

  • You may be contacted if further investigation of your case is needed.

  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

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How Do I File a Vehicle Accident Report in Anchorage, Alaska?

UntitledIf you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Anchorage, Alaska, you are required to file an accident report with the Department of Motor Vehicles. You do not file this form with the Municipality of Anchorage even though the accident may have occurred within the city limits. After an accident, remain at the scene of the accident, and call 911 immediately to report the accident to law enforcement officials. If there are injuries that require immediate medical attention, notify the 911 operator that an ambulance is needed. Leaving the scene of an accident without providing your information to the other driver or the police could be considered a “hit and run” and you could face a misdemeanor or felony charge.

Exchange Information with the Other Driver

By law, you are required to exchange certain information with the other driver including your name and address, the name of the person who owns the car (if you are not the owner), the name of your insurance company, and your insurance policy number. If the police investigate the accident scene, they will also require this information for the police report.

File a Crash Report with the Department of Motor Vehicles

Regardless of whether the police respond to the scene of the accident, Alaska requires that you file a crash report with the Department of Motor Vehicles. There are two options for filing the crash report: Use Alaska Motor Vehicle Crash Form 12209 to self-report a vehicle accident where the police did not respond to the accident or file a Certificate of Insurance form with the DMV if a police officer does respond to the crash, conducts an investigation, and provides you with a case number.

You must file the Alaska Motor Vehicle Crash Form 12209 if the police did respond but instructed you to self-report the crash. This form must be filed within 10 days of the date of the accident. The Certificate of Insurance form must be filed within 15 days of the date of the accident.

Both of these forms are available online on the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Website. You must download and print the forms to complete and mail to the DMV Main Office in Juneau, Alaska. The system does not allow you to file either report online.

In addition to reporting the vehicle accident to the police and to the Department of Motor Vehicle, you must also report the crash to your insurance company. This should be done as soon as possible following the crash. Your insurance company will instruct you on what information you need to provide to them in order for a claim to be opened.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Anchorage, Alaska

The personal injury attorneys of Kelley & Canterbury, LLC can help you with the legal side of an accident claim while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Being in a car accident can be overwhelming due to the financial burden placed on you and your family in addition to the emotional and physical damages you are suffering from the accident. The financial burden can be devastating if you are unable to return to work after the accident. Contact our office for a free consultation by calling (907) 276-8185 to discuss your legal options for seeking justice from the at-fault driver.


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Crash Reporting - Driver Self Reporting Forms

The State of Alaska requires by law that individuals report the details of motor vehicle accidents in the following circumstances:

Immediate notice of accident. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of a person or total property damage to an apparent extent of $2,000 or more shall, within 10 days after the accident, forward a written or electronic report of the accident to the Department of Administration and to the local police department if the accident occurs within a municipality. A report is not required under this subsection if the accident is investigated by a peace officer.

How To Report Your Accident

  • Downloads a fillable motor vehicle collision self-report form with a unique reference number.
  • This form collects details of the collision and its surrounding circumstances.
  • Use this form if law enforcement did not respond to the scene of the crash, OR you were instructed by a responding officer to self-report the crash.
  • Downloads a fillable certificate of insurance form.
  • This form collects information about your insurance company and policy details.
  • Use this form if a law enforcement officer instructed you to provide proof of insurance at the scene of the crash after conducting an investigation and you were provided with a case number.

Reporting Instructions

  1. Collect all your information

    In order to completely fill out these forms you will need to provide the following:

    • Your Driver's License number
    • Your insurance information (company, address, phone number, policy number, etc.). This information can usually be found on your insurance card.
    • Your vehicle information (year, make, model, license plate number and registration state, VIN (vehicle ID number). These are also usually found on your insurance card.
    • Information for the owner of your vehicle (if you are not the owner).
    • The other driver's information (owner name and address, driver name and address, license number, insurance information, vehicle information, etc.) – whatever you were given after the crash when you exchanged information.
  2. Complete and sign the form

    You can fill out these forms electronically using a PDF application, or print them out and complete them by hand. They should be completed by the driver involved in the collision.

    Fill in all applicable spaces in the form with information you know about the crash as best you as you can. Pay particular attention to the crash narrative by writing short clear sentences that accurately describe what happened in your own words. Provide all information on your vehicle, the other vehicle(s) (if there were any), any vehicle occupants, etc.

    When you are done, you must sign the form.
    Use your PDF application to sign the form document electronically or sign your printed paper copy.

  3. Return signed form to Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

    Be sure to make a copy of the form for your records. Your completed forms are not retrievable from the Department of Transportation after submitting them.

    Then send your completed and electronically signed PDF document to:
    [email protected]

    OR mail your printed paper original to:

    State Of Alaska
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    Attn: Driver Services
    3901 Old Seward Hwy, Ste 101
    Anchorage, AK 99503-6089

Frequently Asked Questions

It's the law!(Alaska Statute Title 28, Chapter 35, Article 2, Section 28.35.080 (b))

In motor vehicle crashes where the damage is less than a certain dollar amount, no apparent significant injuries occurred, and police or local law enforcement jurisdiction did not investigate, Alaska developed the driver report (Form 12-209) to provide the user a way to self-report a crash and provide documentation to his or her insurance company.

As well, Alaska Statute Title 28, Chapter 22, Article 1, Section 28.22.021 requires the owner or operator of a motor vehicle to provide proof of motor vehicle liability insurance when that person is involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of a person, or damage to the property of a person exceeding $501.

These forms are available for download from the links above. They can be completed electronically and emailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles or printed and mailed to the address in the instructions above.

The 12-209 crash report information is used by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to identify sections of the road system that experience higher numbers of motor vehicle crashes. These higher crash areas are then proposed for capital improvement projects that improve road safety. The 12-209 crash form also includes the same information that the COI requests. When a motor vehicle crash results in no personal injury or results in property damage between $501 and $2,000, completing the 12-209 instead of the COI provides valuable crash and location information that helps DOT and still meets the requirement for proof of liability insurance to DMV shown above. Please consider completing the 12-209 in lieu of the stand-alone COI.

In some instances you will not have all the information you need about the other motor vehicle or people involved in the crash. Simply put unknown or N/A in the field.

Crash forms are required within 10 days and Certificate of Insurance within 15 days of the crash date.

Requests for copies of previously submitted reports should be made to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Drivers Services by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (907) 269-5551.

Please provide information requested below to continue.

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