Shooting victim on Seward Highway identified

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers Monday released the name of an Anchorage man shot to death Sunday night near the Seward Highway.

Hector C. Garcia, 19, died from a single gunshot wound to the head, troopers said.

The shooting occurred near Mile 107 of the highway. Garcia and another man reportedly were target shooting at small pieces of firewood with a .357-caliber handgun, said Trooper Sgt. Lee Oly said.

About 5 p.m. someone ran to the highway and flagged down a passing trooper, said spokesman Tim DeSpain.

Troopers were still trying Monday to determine whether the shooting was an accident, a suicide or a homicide.

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