A man found shot to death Thursday night in Lakewood’s Wards Lake Park has been identified as 25-year-old Elias Lopez Lopez.
Neighbors near the park at 2716 84th Street S. heard gunshots about 10:40 p.m. Thursday and called police. A group of kids found Lopez Lopez, of Puyallup, dead in the playground area moments later.
Investigators have said there were no signs of a big struggle. They suspect he might have gone to the park with somebody he knew or met someone there.