UPDATE: Man Shot At Lexington Park Dies

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 4/14 7:11 pm
The Fayette County Coroner said the man who was shot in the head Sunday night at a park in Lexington did not survive.

The Coroner said Antonio Franklin, Jr., 21, died at 2:51 p.m. Monday at UK Hospital from a gunshot wound to the head.

Detectives went door to door Monday talking with neighbors.

They said there were a lot of people in Duncan Park during the shooting.

However, police said they were getting conflicting stories of what happened.

Neighbors told ABC 36 they were afraid.

"I heard the shots and kind of looked outside and saw everybody was running, crowded about trying to see what was going on and i don't know it's scary,” said Matt Phillips who lives across the street from the park.

Phillips said he was watching TV in his living room when he heard gunshots.

“I wouldn't expect it coming from a play ground,” said Phillips.

“I think it's awful that someone would shoot in a park where kids play,” said Janet Ridley, who also lives across the street from the park.

Neighbors said this isn’t the first time there has been a shooting at Duncan Park and some neighbors say they won’t even let their kids play there; they drive to a different park.

“It's pretty scary,” said Ridley. “I'm afraid to go out by myself.”

“That's really scary; I mean you shouldn't have to deal with that. If you want to play at the park you shouldn't be a afraid of that,” said Phillips.

Lexington Police said they don’t have any suspects but they are looking for a dark colored car, possibly a Pontiac Grand Prix.
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