Woman charged with attempted murder after Kenai shooting incident

A Sterling women has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting incident Friday evening in Kenai.

Ashley Nelund, 27, was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault and second-degree misconduct involving weapons after she allegedly fired multiple gunshots at an occupied vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Kenai.

According to a Kenai police press release, multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting were received at about 7:10 p.m. The suspect was reported to have left the area in a red Ford Focus. Officers located the vehicle a short time later at a Kenai residence. Nelund was found outside of the residence.

According to police, the vehicle that was shot at also left the scene before police arrived. The vehicle and driver have not been located, however, police have contacted a 17-year-old male who was a passenger in the vehicle.

No injuries from the shooting have been reported.

Police say an investigation in ongoing.

— Staff report

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