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  • Authorities in the US are investigating a fatal shooting on Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators regularly gather to protest the death of Breonna Taylor.

    Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9pm (local time), Louisville Metro police said in a statement.

    It is understood that Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department performed life-saving measures on a male who died at the scene.

    Shortly after, police were told of a shooting victim across the street at the Hall of Justice. That person was hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park as people scrambled for cover.

    The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground.

    Officers cleared the park and police were “trying to gather as much information as possible in order to identify all who were involved in the incident”, police said.

    No information about arrests, possible suspects and the victims’ identities and ages was immediately released.

    Ms Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, was killed in her Louisville home in March by police who were serving a no-knock warrant.

    Protesters have been calling for the officers involved in her death to be charged. One of the officers was recently fired.

    Kenneth Walker, Ms Taylor’s boyfriend, was originally charged with attempted murder after he fired a shot at one of the officers who came into the home. Mr Walker has said he thought he was defending them from an intruder.

    The no-knock search warrant that allows police to enter without first announcing their presence was recently banned by Louisville’s Metro Council.

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