One dead, one injured in shooting

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2003

NOME - A woman was killed and a man severly injured in a shooting in Nome Saturday morning, police said.

Officers responded to the home of Ike Larsen Sr. at about 6 a.m., finding Leah Larsen dead from a gunshot wound, police said.

Officers found Ike Larsen suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Ike Larsen was taken to Norton Sound Regional Hospital, where he was reportedly stabilized and then medivaced to Anchorage. His condition later Saturday was not available.

Leah Larsen's body was being sent to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy, police said.

Police released no further details about the circumstances of the shooting and the relationship between the two people involved was not immediately available.

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