1 dead, multiple victims injured after shooting at East Frankfort Park in Kentucky during function
FRANKFORT, Kentucky — A fatal shooting has taken place in East Frankfort Park with at least one person dead Monday. The investigation is currently underway and the Franklin County coroner confirmed to Lex18 that at least one victim had died from a gunshot wound.
The victim was reportedly pronounced dead at the hospital. According to Frankfort Police Captain Dustin Bowman, the shooting occurred during a function at the park.
Multiple victims were injured but their current conditions are unknown. People immediately scattered when the shooting began, according to Captain Bowman.
Police are yet to confirm whether this shooting was a random incident or if someone was targeted. An employee at Frankfort Regional Medical Center confirmed to WKYT that the hospital is taking in patients as a result of the shooting.
The park is currently on lockdown with officers having blocked access and closed the gate at the entrance.
This follows a shooting on Saturday at Odessa, Texas. Meanwhile, the BBC reports that the suspected gunman in Saturday's mass shooting had been fired that morning and called police and the FBI before his attack.
The suspected attacker has been named by authorities as 36-year-old Seth Aaron Ator. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke reportedly revealed Ator had worked at Journey Oilfield Services. Seven people were killed and at least 22 injured in the attack that came just four weeks after another shooter killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas.
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