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Kentucky Park Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

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A Labor Day shooting has rocked East Frankfort Park in Frankfort, Ky. The incident has left one person dead and at least two others that were injured.

Kentucky, Shooting, Dead
via MGN

The Shooting in Kentucky

The shooting happened during a festive event at the park. Police was immediately called to the scene at 5:49 PM local time. When Frankfort police arrived, they found a victim with gunshot wounds in the back of the park.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office pronounced the victim, 25-year-old Anthony Hendrix Jr. of Cincinnati, dead after he was rushed to Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Kentucky, Shooting, Dead
via Shelby Smithson/WKYT

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday with the final results being available in 12 to 14 weeks.

According to reports, two others were shot in the incident, but they do not appear to have life-threatening injuries. Although there are believed to be numerous victims, there is no report as of yet the exact number.

The victims would be transported to hospitals in Frankfort or Lexington depending on the severity of injuries.

Kentucky, Shooting, Dead
via FRANKFORT PARKS & RECREATION

The city-owned park has tennis courts, walking trails, and a disc golf course. According to one eyewitness who spoke to WKYT, she and her family were at the park practicing baseball when she heard multiple shots fired and saw several people take off running.

The Governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, tweeted the news on his official account.

“A quiet Labor Day evening in Frankfort was shattered by a tragedy unfolding in an east side park…@kystatepolice are assisting local law enforcement to get answers and provide security

Multiple casualties resulting from a dispute…More details as they are known

Frankfort City Commissioner Eric Whisman has stated in his official Facebook page that the suspect has not been apprehended.

Speaking with State-Journal, Frankfort mayor Bill May released a statement raising concerns about the “senseless violence.”

“However, I am very concerned that this type of senseless violence happened in our community. It is even more upsetting that it happened in one of our city parks. City parks should be safe places for the public to gather and enjoy time with friends and family.”

This is a developing story so stay tuned for more updates.

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