4 men arrested in San Pedro park shooting that killed 2

Four men have been arrested in connection with a July shooting that killed two people and injured several others in San Pedro’s Peck Park, Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.

Raynard French, 56, Travion McCraw, 31, Antoine Newsome, 41, and Kenyon Siler, 48, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Just before 4:00 p.m. on July 24, gunfire erupted at the park’s softball field, police said, and then spilled into a parking lot and the park’s entrance, where investigators said some people were shot while trying to flee.

At least nine people were shot, the LA Fire Department said in July, including two men who died in hospitals: Tashman Williams, 31, of Compton and Carlyle Phillips, 29, of Cypress.

In the days after the shooting, investigators said it may have stemmed from an argument between two people at a softball game set up to bring different groups of Crips together.

“It wasn’t team-vs-team-vs-each,” LAPD Capt. Adrian Gonzalez said at a July 28 community meeting. “It wasn’t gang-against-gang-against-each-other. It was a couple of people that we identified who were having an argument and they decided to take it to the park on Sunday afternoon.”

More than 50 shell casings were recovered from the park, Gonzalez said.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-12/san-pedro-peck-park-shooting-arrests 4 men arrested in San Pedro park shooting that killed 2

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