ANCHORAGE — A teenage girl was shot and killed at a raucous street party in south Muldoon early Sunday morning.
Anchorage police identified the girl as 17-year-old Desirae Douglas. She died shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday when struck at least once in a burst of shots fired from vehicles in front of a row of duplexes in the 8000 block of East 36th Avenue as neighbors took cover in their homes.
More than a dozen hours later, homicide investigators were still working the scene, collecting evidence from lawns, driveways and in the parking lot of a church across the street, and interviewing people in the neighborhood. No one had been arrested and no one was in custody.
The victim's body was removed from one of the duplexes and taken into a medical examiner's van shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday night.
Lt. Dave Parker, a police spokesman, said the shooting occurred outside the home, but that people who were there apparently brought Douglas inside. She was dead when police arrived, he said. Douglas did not live in the neighborhood but was one of many young people at the street party, Parker said.
No one else is known to have been injured, but witnesses and neighbors said more than a dozen shots were fired and shattered glass from a vehicle window still glistened on the pavement at the entrance to one driveway Sunday afternoon.
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