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Anchorage officer wounds man shooting at neighboring homes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll says a police officer shot and wounded a man who had been firing a semi-automatic rifle at homes in an Eagle River neighborhood Thursday. Doll says when police officers arrived, the man was firing his weapon. Officers believed they were the targets, and one officer returned fire, injuring the man. The Anchorage Daily News reports another man, a neighbor, was injured when the man was firing at nearby homes. At least one home was struck. Police say both men were taken to an Anchorage hospital and are expected to survive. Police don’t know the man’s motive for shooting at neighboring homes. The suspect, later identified at 57-year-old Todd Driskill, was jailed after being released from the hospital. He faces charges including assault and misconduct involving a weapon.

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