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Residents kill bear on Granite Creek

A brown bear frequenting trash cans on Granite Creek was shot and killed Tuesday night (4-29-14).

According to police dispatch records, a call came in Tuesday evening reporting that someone in the Granite Creek area was shooting at a bear. Police referred the call to Alaska Fish & Wildlife troopers, who responded and found the bear dead in the woods not far from Granite Creek road.

The case remains open and under investigation. Troopers were unable to return calls by deadline for this story.

According to posts on the Facebook page “Sitka Bear Report,” bears have been active in the Granite Creek area since April 5. Posts from witnesses also suggest that a number of people were involved in the shooting.

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