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A shooting at the iconic Fairbanks pub leaves 1 person with life-threatening injuries

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) – Police say a man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot at the Big I bar in downtown Fairbanks early Saturday morning.

Fairbanks police said officers responded to a 1:30 a.m. report of a shooting at the International Hotel and Bar, known as the Big I, at 122 North Turner Street. The establishment is the longest operating watering hole in the inland city.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim who was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Shamar Snipes. Snipes was then taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Charges against Snipes were not available as of Saturday afternoon.