The Louisville Metro Police Department said the shooting occurred at Jefferson Square Park on Saturday night. The second shooting victim, found in the Justice Department near the park, was taken to the hospital without causing life-threatening injuries. The police did not disclose details about the person’s gender.
Police said the initial shots were fired around 9pm, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department representative in the park took life-saving measures against the man who died at the scene.
Officials have cleared the park and protected the area so that the homicide detective can investigate. Authorities say that as detectives try to identify the people involved, the park will be closed in the next few hours.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said that as more information is released, he will provide more details on Sunday.
He said: “The violence that broke out in Jefferson Square Park tonight made me feel deeply saddened by the gathering of people who expressed their concern.” “Unfortunately, this peaceful protest area has now become a crime scene. I want to thank the scene First responders who provide assistance.”
EMT Taylor was killed after being forced into her home by the police in March. When three police officers forcibly entered her room to provide a search warrant for the narcotics investigation, she was shot at least eight times. The department said that when Taylor’s boyfriend shot them, these people announced themselves and returned to the gunshots.
Her family said that when they entered, the police found no drugs in her apartment.