Three members of the black-led pro-gun organization “Not F–king Around Coalition” were struck by friendly fire in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday while protesting the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, according to reports.
Shots were fired around 1 p.m. in Louisville’s Baxter Park, police said.
Police attributed the shots to an “accidental discharge.” All three victims managed to survive with non-life-threatening injuries.
The shots came as riot cops worked to maintain separation between the NFAC and a smaller group of right-wing militants known as “Three Percenters,” Daily Beast reported.
NFAC members proceeded with the demonstration, which wrapped up at around 4:30 p.m without any further issues — despite pre-march concerns about clashes between left- and right-wing groups.
Other protests have turned violent: In June, a gunman killed 27-year-old photographer Tyler Gerth.
Steven Nelson Lopez, 23, faces charges of murder and nine counts of wanton endangerment for Gerth’s killing.
Police killed Taylor, 26, on March 13 after entering her apartment with a “no-knock” search warrant while in pursuit of an alleged drug dealer.
No arrests have been made in her death, which has since sparked continued protests.
With Post wires
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