One man was killed and another person was injured in a shooting Saturday evening in a park where protesters against police violence have gathered for weeks in Louisville, Ky., the authorities said.
Videos posted online showed a man standing on the edge of Jefferson Square Park firing more than a dozen shots that sent protesters scrambling for shelter among tents and park benches.
One man died at the scene, and another person who was shot was found across the street at the Hall of Justice and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Louisville Metro Police Department said in a statement.
The police cleared the park to investigate the shooting. “Detectives are trying to gather as much information as possible in order to identify all who were involved in the incident,” the police said. There was no indication of any arrests.
Louisville has been a center of the protests against police violence that have following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in police custody in Minneapolis last month.
Mr. Floyd’s death renewed focus on Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency room technician, who was shot and killed by Louisville police who were serving a no-knock warrant at her apartment.
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