Breonna Taylor protest shooting in Louisville leaves one dead

Breonna Taylor protest shooting in Louisville leaves one dead

Schroeder said the suspect had been participating in the protests since they began and had been arrested a few times.

USA authorities are investigating a fatal shooting on Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was shot in her home by police.

Police said officers cleared the park and were "trying to gather as much information as possible in order to identify all who were involved in the incident", the statement said.

"While most protesters in the park have been largely peaceful, things changed last night when shots rang out", said Louisville Sgt. Lamont Washington.

Details: Video from the scene shows a man at the park's edge firing several shots, as protesters to 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.

Louisville police confirm one man is dead and another person suffered an injury that is non-life-threatening. One person was killed and another injured after shots were fired where protesters gathered at the park on June 26, 2020.

Mayor Greg Fischer said police did have a suspect in custody at an area hospital.

Early Sunday morning, police announced that while they would continue to allow peaceful protests during the day, they would not permit protesters to stay in the park overnight or erect "tents of any kind".

"It is a tragedy that this area of peaceful protest is now a crime scene", he added. "I will have more to say tomorrow, as additional information becomes available". Seven people were wounded May 28 when gunfire erupted near City Hall, prompting a statement from Taylor's mother asking people to demand justice "without hurting each other".

Taylor, an EMT, was killed in March after police officers forced their way inside her home.

Ms Taylor's name has figured prominently in global anti-racism demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, with calls for the officers who raided the apartment to be arrested.

No drugs were found in the property.

Her boyfriend said he thought someone was breaking into the apartment in the middle of the night and fired at the officers.

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