Franklin County

‘Multiple casualties.’ One dead, two injured in shooting at Frankfort park.

One person is dead and two others injured after a shooting at East Frankfort Park Monday night, according to Frankfort police and the Franklin County Coroner.

Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted that there were “multiple casualties” and that a dispute led to the shooting at the park in Frankfort.

The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. at the city-owned park, the coroner said. When Frankfort police arrived, they found a victim with gunshot wounds in the back of the park and took him to Frankfort Regional Medical Center, where he died, Frankfort police said in a statement.

The victim, 25-year-old Anthony L. Hendrix Jr, of Cincinnati, was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Franklin County Coroner Will Harrod said.

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

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Two other victims went to the Frankfort hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. A representative from Frankfort Regional Medical Center confirmed they are taking patients from the shooting but could not say how many or the severity of the injuries.

A University of Kentucky spokesperson said one victim was treated at UK’s Chandler Hospital, but it’s not clear if it’s a victim who was treated at the Frankfort hospital.

Bevin tweeted Monday night that Kentucky State Police is assisting local law enforcement to get answers and provide security.

Frankfort City Commissioner Eric Whisman said in a Facebook post the suspect has not been apprehended.

Frankfort mayor Bill May said in a 8:45 p.m. statement to the State-Journal there is no active situation and the shooting was not a random event.

“However, I am very concerned that this type of senseless violence happened in our community,” May said in a statement to the State-Journal. “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.”

“I firmly say our community will not stand for this violence!” Whisman wrote on Facebook.

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A man who heard the shooting, Steven Redmon, told the State-Journal it was a chaotic scene. He told the newspaper the shooting occurred at a gathering at the park with around 100 teenagers or college-aged people.

This story will be updated.

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