Gunshots were heard amid anti-racist Black Lives Matter protests seeking action against police officers who shot Breonna Taylor to death in her home. A demonstrator approached a police officer in Louisville, on Saturday at a march protesting Breonna Taylor’s murder and other manifestations of racial injustice. Officials were probing the fatal shooting at the park in Kentucky state on Saturday night, where anti-discrimination protesters against the death of a black woman, Breonna Taylor, had assembled. Reports that there were gunshots at Jefferson Square Park officially came in at about 9.00 pm.
Appeals preceding a comment, Louisville Metro police said, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was performing rescue measures on a man who died on the scene. Footage on social sites showed a man shooting into the park as folks rushed for cover to save their lives. Furthermore, the video showed blood oozing out of a man on the ground. Later, the officers evacuated the area. They are now trying to gather possible details to classify the event, plus all the victims and criminals involved.
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The police have not made public any information or further details concerning arrests, potential witnesses, or the identifications of perpetrators.
“I am deeply saddened by the violence that erupted in Jefferson Square Park tonight, where those who have been voicing their concerns have been gathered. “It is a tragedy that this area of peaceful protest is now a crime scene,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement.
Black Lives Matter protests in the community following the police shooting of Taylor and George Floyd have been the focus of the park for weeks now. The gunshots on Saturday night were the second after almost a month of Louisville riots over the murder of Taylor. The shooting outside the City Hall on 28 May, resulted in seven casualties. Taylor’s mother called on the public to seek redress “without hurting each other.”
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In March, a police officer who was executing a no-knock warrant murdered a 26-year-old black woman in her home. Consequently, demonstrators called for the prosecution of the guilty parties. Recently, the government sucked one of the cops involved in the crime. The court had initially convicted Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, of attempted murder. Walker said he fired at a cop for entering his unannounced home, thinking he was an intruder. Certainly, he was trying to protect himself. The Louisville Metro Council unanimously abolished the no-knock search warrant, which allows the officers to assess someone’s property without warning.
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