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March 01, 2010
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Alaska police search for suspect in mall shooting

Initial interviews show the shooting may have been gang related

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police on Sunday were looking for a suspect in a shooting at an Anchorage mall who may have been wearing a wig and fake mustache when a 29-year-old man was gunned down outside a barber shop.

Police said Edwing Matos was shot multiple times at the Dimond Center mall in south Anchorage Saturday. Officers were called to the scene just before 6:30 p.m., and Matos was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

According to police, an off-duty Alaska State Trooper tackled a man fleeing the scene. The man was taken to Anchorage Police headquarters for questioning and released, police said Sunday.

Homicide detectives interviewed more than a dozen witnesses.

Police said that initial interviews at the mall indicated the shooting was connected to gangs. However, they said Sunday that they had no indication that a gang was involved.

Witnesses told police a man wearing a wig and fake mustache was involved, and he was wearing an oversized, white sweat shirt and a white baseball hat.

Police said they are reviewing video surveillance at the mall and detectives are continuing their investigation.

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The Dimond Center mall attracts more than 12 million visitors a year.






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