Police and National Guard members have used firearms against protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, killing one person, after they were targeted from the crowd, the city’s police chief said.
The security forces had been called in to disperse a large group of people that had gathered outside a food market on West Broadway, in violation of curfew. At around 12:15 am, a shot was fired from the crowd, with both police and troops immediately returning fire,
Steve Conrad, Louisville police chief, said. One of the protesters was killed, but it was unclear if he was the one who’d fired the shot.
Several “persons of interest” were interviewed in relation to the incident, Conrad reported.Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he’d authorized the police to independently investigate the shooting, “given the seriousness of the situation.”
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