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Two arrests in fatal shooting at Shawnee Park

Lt. Barry Wilkerson Lt. Barry Wilkerson

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police arrested two men early Monday morning for a shooting that killed one man and injured two others.

Quentin Wilson, 24, and William Smith, III, 20, are charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and tampering with evidence.

Antonio Anderson, Jr., 22, died in surgery at University Hospital a couple hours after he was shot.  Two other men who were hit by the gunfire were also taken to the hospital after the shooting around 9:30 p.m. in the park.  Police say one of those hurt has potentially life-threatening injuries.

According to arrest reports, an officer in Shawnee Park Sunday night witnessed the shooting and saw the shooter.  Police say witnesses helped lead to a quick arrest.

"We've had very good success so far with this," LMPD homicide squad commander, Lt. Barry Wilkerson said. "We're hoping more people will come forward, which may lead us to more arrests."

Arrest reports also say police found several handguns hidden in Shawnee Park to keep police from finding them.

"Several guns were collected which led us to believe there was more than one individual involved," Wilkerson said.

Police said there was an adult kickball game in progress at the time of the shooting, but investigators say the kickball game was not related to the shooting.

"It could be an argument over girls, it could be gang-related," Wilkerson said. "It could be one of many factors."

He added he hopes additional witnesses shed more light on the reason for the argument which led to the shooting.  More arrests are possible.

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