An African American man was fatally shot at a park in Louisville, Kentucky, where peaceful protesters were demanding justice for the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was shot in her home multiple times by police.
And an alleged video from the protest was leaked online showing the shooting of the man with the perpetrator describing himself as a "white supremacist."
Here is the video, warning contains graphic images
The shooting happened Saturday night at Jefferson Square Park, the Louisville Metro Police Department said. A second shooting victim found at the Hall of Justice near the park was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not release details on the person's gender, but online reports say that both victims were African American.
“I am deeply saddened by the violence that erupted in Jefferson Square Park tonight, where those who have been voicing their concerns have been gathered,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement. “It is a tragedy that this area of peaceful protest is now a crime scene.”
Police are currently investigating the shooting, but no one has been arrested.
In a series of tweets, Louisville police said they received calls around 9 p.m. that gunshots had been fired near Jefferson Square Park. Police then received calls that members of the sheriff's department were performing life-saving measures on a man who later died at the scene.
Video posted to social media appeared to show a man opening fire as people scrambled to take cover, The Associated Press reported.
For weeks, Jefferson Square park has been home to protests over the police-involved deaths of Taylor and George Floyd. The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during nearly a month of protests in Louisville, The Associated Press reported. Seven people were injured on May 28 when gunfire erupted during protests.
Taylor, 26, was killed in her home in March by police who were serving a no-knock warrant, which has since become a flashpoint among people calling for sweeping criminal justice reform. A detective involved in her death was recently fired, but none of the officers involved in the fatal incident have been arrested or charged.
"I find your conduct a shock to the conscience," the police department's interim chief, Robert J. Schroeder, wrote in a termination letter to Detective Brett Hankison.