Man arrested, charged for deadly shooting at high school reunion

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by Ruella Rouf / KMOV.com

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Posted on August 8, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 9 at 3:37 AM

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UNIVERSITY CITY (KMOV.com) – University City Police said they arrested a man who allegedly killed a young man at a class reunion at a University City Park.

Michael Casey, 21, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police said he admitted to opening fire at a class reunion at Heman Park in July, leaving 20-year-old Mario Wallace dead.

On July 26, police responded to a call where two adult males were wounded by gunfire during a class reunion. The reunion was held during “Picnic in the Park,” an annual reunion for many graduating classes at University City High School.

Wallace was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. The other victim, a 39-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment.

"Picnic in the Park" had ended at the time of the incident, but witnesses said more than 1,000 people were still in the park when shots were fired. 

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