Police American of Louisville (Kentucky) said the seven victims in the shooting, which occurred amid protests over the deaths of black girls Breanne Taylor (Breonna Taylor), killed the city police this spring. The words of the Department, reports NBC News.
Seven people were wounded in the shooting that occurred on the background of the urban protests that grew into riots. Sergeant Lamont Washington (Lamont, Washington), the police shooting was not involved.
Mayor Greg Fisher (Greg Fischer) confirmed the words of the police in the video in his Twitter account, saying that “in the crowd shot and killed seven people.” According to mayor, five people are in stable condition and two were sent to surgery. Fisher also stressed that he supports the protesters, but added that violence is not the answer. “I urge the protesters, as it did today, the family of Breanna Taylor, to speak her name. But let’s make it so that no one was hurt. Let’s come out for the world in Louisville and for justice for Breanna” he said.
Earlier, the special adviser to the police Holladay Jesse (Jessie Halladay), said that what started as a peaceful protest turned into riots. “People destroy property, behave aggressively, and we just heard reports of shots fired in the crowd,” she said, adding that the people also threw bottles at police.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city centre, calling for justice for the murder of a black girl Breanna Taylor. The budding 26-year-old nurse, was fatally shot on March 13, when police burst into the night in her apartment with a search warrant.
Previously, the network got a video of the detention of a black man by police. The footage shows a police officer pressed a knee in the neck of a detainee who moaned and asked for help. Soon after the incident, the detainee died. This episode led to mass protests in Minneapolis, which continues for the third day in a row.
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