1 person fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky
Officers cleared the park completely and secured the area so homicide detectives could conduct their investigation
Shots were fired during anti-racism protest demanding prosecution of officers who shot dead a woman inside her own home
Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Ky., where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor.
Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m. local time, Louisville Metro police said in a statement, followed by calls that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was performing life-saving measures on a male who died at the scene. Shortly after, police were told of a shooting victim across the street at the Hall of Justice. That person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park as people scrambled for cover. The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground. Source