A protest in Louisville over the death of Breonna Taylor erupted in gunfire last night, with at least 7 people shot. The sounds of gunfire were caught on tape:
BREAKING: Gunfire rings out during #GeorgeFloyd protest in Louisville, Kentucky; victims reported — more to come
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Here’s more about the incident:
DAILY CALLER – At least seven people were shot Thursday night in Louisville during protests over the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor, numerous sources reported.
The protests began peacefully, but as nighttime approached, they took a violent turn as tear gas and gunshots were fired and 7 people were shot downtown after 6 hours of protest, police confirmed to WLKY.
Louisville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington told the Associated Press that “no officers discharged their service weapons,” Washington also clarified that all 7 people shot were civilians.
The death of Breonna Taylor occurred during a police narcotics raid of her home in March. Three officers, who the department claims announced themselves before entering, were fired upon by Taylor’s boyfriend who said he didn’t hear police identify themselves. He fired a warning shot and it hit one officer in the thigh. The officers responded in kind and Taylor was shot and killed.
The officers are reportedly on administrative reassignment as an investigation continues:
“No Justice, No Peace”
Hundreds have gathered to protest over Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed in an LMPD raid back in March. Protestors here have told me they want the officers arrested. Currently they are on administrative reassignment as the investigation continues pic.twitter.com/7n8Sma0CjA
— Shaquille Lord (@ShaqWLKY) May 29, 2020