Updated Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Anchorage police are seeking a male suspected of shooting a Fairview pizza parlor’s owner early Thursday morning.
Officials describe the shooting of Eric Ambris, owner of Capones Pizza, as part of an an attempted robbery.
According to a statement from APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro, police received a report of shots fired near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Gambell Street just after 1 a.m. The location was quickly tracked down to Original Capones Pizza, at 1172 Gambell St.
“When police responded they discovered the owner of Capones Pizza, 39-year-old Eric Ambris had been shot multiple times,” Castro wrote.
According to Castro, Ambris is at a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
“We know that he was shot in the leg and also in the chest,” Castro said.
While the bullet that struck Ambris' leg damaged an artery, Castro says his surgery Thursday appears to have gone well. Detectives haven't yet spoken with him about the shooting.
Detectives say the suspect in the shooting stands about 5-foot-11 and has a slender build. He was wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans.
While Castro refused to detail what if anything was taken from the business, she says the suspect is believed to have both arrived and left the scene on foot, with no vehicle seized in the case.
“We believe that the suspect had run off in the direction toward Carrs (grocery store),” Castro said.
Thursday evening, Ambris remained in critical condition and police had not arrested a suspect.
Anyone with information on the shooting should call APD at 786-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
Channel 2’s Mallory Peebles and Adam Pinsker contributed to this story.
This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.
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