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1 boy killed, second wounded in shooting off Anchorage trail

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police say a boy was shot and killed and a second boy was gravely wounded off a trail in the middle of the city.

Police describe the shooting victims as juvenile males. Their names and ages have not been released and the condition of the injured boy was not immediately available Monday morning.

Police just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday received a report of shots fired along Chester Creek Trail near Sullivan Arena.

Police dispatchers a few minutes later took a call from someone saying he had been shot in woods near the trail.

Patrol officers began searching. They found the boys in woods police describe as far off the trail system.

Both boys had been shot multiple times.

The injured juvenile was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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