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Witnesses talk about shooting in Frankfort on Monday

Posted at 3:49 PM, Sep 03, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are still looking for answers, and the shooter, after a party at a Frankfort park was interrupted by gunfire.

The shooting happened on Monday night. One person was killed and two others were injured at East Frankfort Park.

The gates at the East Frankfort Park are back open and there is little evidence of what happened on Monday.

LEX 18 sent two crews to the scene on Monday night, but they were kept back from the scene all night as police investigated and talked to witnesses.

LEX 18 was told that a pavilion was rented for a private event. Around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, someone fired gunshots.

Police found one victim on the ground, first responders gave him CPR, then transported him to a hospital, where he died.

The coroner identified the victim as 25-year-old Anthony Hendrix from Cincinnati, Ohio. Captain Dustin Bowman said he spoke with Hendrix's father on Tuesday morning.

"In this time of situation, 25 years old, a sudden event, families don't have the ability to prepare for this... It's not a terminal disease. It's traumatic," said Bowman.

One mother who was still in shock hours later, told our crew that she was dropping off her kid at baseball practice when she heard the gunshots, and saw people scattering.

"It's hard to believe that we live in a town that's supposed to be safe. And you're at a family park, and something like this happens," said the mother.

Our crew also found one neighbor who said she was standing in her yard when she heard gunshots coming from the park. And then, two vehicles barreling down her street. She then rushed over here to see what she could do to help.

The neighbor, who didn't want to speak on camera, said that she found a victim in the parking lot of the park and a police officer applying CPR.

She is a nurse and offered to help with first aid until the ambulances arrived. The woman said there was a lot of panic surrounding the scene, but many wanted to help.

Police said two other people showed up to the hospital with gunshot wounds on Monday night.

Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Police are still talking to witnesses and examining evidence, but so far, no one has been charged in the crime.

If you have any information about what happened, contact Frankfort Police.