One killed in US rally shooting

29 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said, reports AFP.

The incident Saturday took place at Jefferson Square Park in the center of Louisville where protestors have gathered for weeks over the killing of African American woman Breonna Taylor.

Her death in March helped fuel a campaign against racism and police brutality in the United States that has since spread across the globe.

Louisville Metro Police Department said officers were called to the park at around 9:00 pm. Soon after another person was shot across the street at the city’s Hall of Justice, police added.