Troopers say village man killed brother, attempted suicide
September 17, 2019 12:55PM AKDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say a southwest Alaska man shot and killed his brother and then turned the gun on himself.
Troopers say the Akiachak (AK-ee-ah-chak) shooter survived the shotgun blast and was flown to Seattle for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Troopers took a call on the shootings Friday night.
Troopers say a 32-year-old man argued over alcohol with his 36-year-old brother, retrieved a shotgun and shot the older man in the face, killing him.
A second shot injured the younger man. He was transported to Bethel, flown to Anchorage and medically evacuated to Seattle.
The younger brother has not been charged.