One dead, another injured in shooting at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville

One dead, another injured in shooting at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville

One dead, another injured in shooting at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville

Ms Taylor's boyfriend, who has a gun license, fired shots during the incident, saying later that he thought there were intruders in the home.

Louisville has become a center of protests against police brutality, with demonstrations related to the death of Taylor intensifying and growing after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

One person has died and another person was injured on Saturday night during a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in the USA state of Kentucky.

Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park as people scrambled for cover.

Personnel from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office also responded to the park and performed life-saving measures on a male who eventually died at the scene, according to police.

Tyler Charles Gerth, 27, of Louisville, died after being shot at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville. "A short time later, we got a report of another shooting victim at the Hall of Justice", the police said. It was unclear if some of the shots heard in the video were officers returning fire from the gunman. That person was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Demonstrators are protesting over their rights and the deaths of George Floyd left and Breonna Taylor right
Demonstrators are protesting over their rights and the deaths of George Floyd left and Breonna Taylor right

Mr Schroeder, the Louisville police chief, said at a press conference on Sunday that the suspect had participated in the protests in Louisville and had been arrested several times during previous weeks for disorderly conduct. We continue to support the peaceful exercise of free speech.

On Facebook, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he was "deeply saddened" by the incident and that he would provide more information on the incident on Sunday. He said it was his first visit. Seven people were wounded May 28 when gunfire erupted near city hall, prompting Taylor's mother to issue a statement asking people to demand justice "without hurting each other".

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed on March 13 after officers entered her apartment bearing a "no-knock" arrest warrant.

Officers didn't find drugs in her apartment when they entered, her family has said.

Members of a group named the "American Freedom Fighters" planned a counter-protest in Louisville on Saturday against those camped out to force officials to prosecute the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, The Courier-Journal reported.

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