Person fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky

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Person fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky

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Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The rally was held to demand justice in the death of Taylor, who was killed in her apartment by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department on March 13, 2020. (AP / Timothy D. Easley ) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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., Louisville Metro police said in a statement, followed by calls that the Jefferson County sheriff’s office was performing life-saving measures on a male 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.

Officers cleared the park and police “are trying to gather as much information as possible in order to identify all who were involved in the incident,” the statement said. No information about arrests, possible suspects and the victims’ identities and ages was immediately released. Officials did not immediately release additional information.

The park has for weeks been the epicenter for protests in […]

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