Seven shot in Louisville as protests turn violent nationwide overnight
Gunfire broke out in multiple cities, including Louisville, where police say seven people were injured in a shooting that sent dozens scattering. Several hundred people there were protesting the March fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in her apartment, which police entered while she was asleep.
Six or seven shots were also fired near a crowd in Denver on Thursday evening, but a police spokesman said no one was injured.
Late into the night, officials pleaded with protesters to remain peaceful.
“I certainly understand everyone’s frustration and sense of pain and disgust following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock (D) said in a video message Thursday night. “But I want to plead to everyone, let’s demonstrate, but let’s demonstrate…