In Louisville, Kentucky, a man opened fire on protesters last night. One man was hit and died from his injuries, a second victim was taken to hospital injured.
In the park where the attack took place, a protest was underway after Breonna Taylor’s death in March of this year. The 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home by police bullets. Agents broke into his home in a drug investigation.
The police have yet to reveal anything about the circumstances of the incident last night. It is also unclear whether the sniper was arrested or identified.
Several shots can be heard in video footage from yesterday. Note: these are shocking images.
The mayor of Louisville says it is sad that the peaceful demonstration site is now a crime scene:
George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in late May also sparked protests against racism and police brutality in Louisville. Breonna Taylor’s case was also highlighted again.
The agents involved in the attack on her home in March were called ‘writ of mandamus, that they were allowed to enter without notice. The attack occurred after midnight and Taylor and her partner were already in bed. Police said earlier that police officers had knocked on the door, but Taylor’s family disputes that.
Taylor’s partner shot him in the leg, he says, thinking of thieves. The police fought back and hit the woman at least eight times. Drugs that the police were looking for were not found at home. One of the agents involved was later fired.
After Taylor’s death, the city council drew a line through the warrants.