Fairbanks man shoots and injures brown bear in Valdez campground

Authorities in Alaska are warning people about a brown bear that was shot and wounded in a camp area near a softball complex.

Valdez police say 39-year-old David Avery of Fairbanks fired two rounds at the bear with a hunting rifle.

Reports indicate the bear was injured and ran into the woods.

Avery was given a 500 dollar citation for discharging a firearm in the Valdez city limits.