Ketchikan police are investigating an early morning incident on Water Street involving bear spray and a flare gun.
According to a news release sent Friday afternoon, police received a call at about 1 a.m. that morning of an altercation near the corner of Water Street and the Schoebar Bypass. When officers arrived, they found a 39-year-old man who claimed he’d been shot in the back of the head.
Police found a bleeding wound on his head, according to the news release. The man was taken to Ketchikan Medical Center and treated for a laceration. Deputy Police Chief Eric Mattson says the wound was most likely from a flare gun.
Police say that witnesses reported two male suspects involved in the altercation. One had bear spray and the other had a flare gun. One suspect was located and interviewed Friday. The other had not yet been located. At this point, no charges have been filed.
Officers are continuing to investigate, and more details will be available later.
Anyone with information about this case can contact the Ketchikan Police Department at 225-6631.