A man was shot and seriously wounded early Wednesday morning in a remote fishing community on Kodiak Island. KMXT’s Jacob Resneck reports.
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Few details have been released but Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Charly Hengen confirmed that a man was medevaced at about 1 a.m. Wednesday from a remote community on the northwestern side of Kodiak Island.
Troopers released further details on Wednesday evening. Official reports identify the victim only as a 53-year-old man from the community of Village Islands on Uganik Bay. His name was not released.
Police say the man was wounded following an altercation involving his drinking companion 70-year-old Ronald Dunlap. The wounded man was later transferred to the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
Troopers arrested Dunlap for being drunk on premises and remanded him to the Kodiak Jail in lieu of $250 bail. A corrections officer said Wednesday evening that Dunlap was no longer at the jail suggesting he had made bail.
Village Islands is a fishing community on Uganik Bay on the northwestern side of Kodiak Island opposite the Shelikof Strait and far removed from the island’s road system.
State troopers say the investigation is continuing.
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