Alaska Police Shoot Bear and Injure Bystander


Seward police say that a bystander was injured when they fatally shot a bear roaming through the town.

Police say that a shotgun round pierced the black bear Thursday night, but ricocheted and hit a bystander in the abdomen.

“I think it went through his ear and maybe out one side of his head. And then, like I say, it ricocheted off something and then hit the bystander,” City Manager Phillip Oates said.

Oates added the person was merely bruise

The bystander was about 125 feet from the bear at the time. Lucky.