4 men arrested in San Pedro Park shooting that left 2 dead
Four men have been arrested in connection with a shooting in July that killed two people and injured several others at Peck Park in San Pedro, Los Angeles police 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 p.m. on July 24, gunfire erupted in the park’s softball field, police said, then spread through a parking lot and the park’s entrance, where investigators said some people had been shot as they tried 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, which was set up to bring together different groups of Crips.
“It wasn’t a team against a team,” LAPD captain Adrian Gonzalez said at a July 28 community meeting. “It wasn’t gang versus gang. It was a few individuals we identified who had a dispute, and they decided to take it to the park on Sunday afternoon.
More than 50 casings were recovered from the park, Gonzalez said.