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A shooting claimed multiple lives in Alaska whaling village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A shooting at a home in a remote Inupiat whaling village on Alaska's northwest coast has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries, but officials on Monday declined to offer more specifics, including the number of victims.

"Last night, incidents occurred in Point Hope that resulted in the loss of lives and injuries among our residents," said a statement Monday from the North Slope Borough.

A suspect is in custody and officials said there was no ongoing risk to the community. The local school was closed Monday so the community could grieve and counseling was being made available, the statement said.


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