APD Says Spenard Holiday Inn Express Parking Lot Shooting is Drug-Related

Although the Anchorage Police Department have stated that they believe the incident at the Holiday Inn Express parking lot is drug related, they have not revealed any details on the shooter.

Patrol officers responded to the Spenard area hotel parking lot at 4:27 pm on Monday afternoon to find a male victim, later identified as 27-year-old David Welch, in that lot critically injured by gunfire. The man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say they believe that the incident is most likely drug-related. They have not released any descriptive details on the shooter.

On Tuesday, APD announced that the victim succumbed to his injuries while hospitalized.

If you were a witness to this crime or have any information regarding this investigation, please contact non-emergency Dispatch at 3-1-1 (Option #1)