Riots in Louisville, apparently unrelated to the death of George Floyd, have seen at least 7 people shot.
Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early Friday that there were at least seven shooting victims, at least one of whom is in critical condition. The statement said there were “some arrests,” but police didn’t provide a number. Police had initially confirmed reports of gunfire around 11:30 p.m.via suntimes.com
Police confirmed that all 7 shot are civilians.
The Louisville protests are said to have started in response to the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by police in her home in March during a no-knock raid.
Taylor was shot 8 times on March 13th in Louisville after narcotics detectives broke down the front door. No drugs were found inside the home.
Her family called for peace during the protests.
Understandably, emotions are high. As Breonna’s mother says, let’s be peaceful as we work toward truth and justice. pic.twitter.com/DBQ4QPxlov— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) May 29, 2020
Taylor’s story made headlines recently after her family sued the police department. Recent events, such as the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery and death of George Floyd, seem to have fueled the current riots in Louisville with a focus being on Taylor.