Militia member unintentionally shoots 3 armed protesters from own group during Kentucky demonstration

by Laura Mize · Jul 26th, 2020 11:46 am

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Last Updated Jul 27th, 2020 at 6:49 pm

Three members of a militia group demonstrating in Louisville, Ky. Saturday were injured when a firearm brought by someone else in the group accidentally discharged during the demonstration.

The three victims were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. At least two of the people were taken away on stretchers. The group involved is called the "Not F***ing Around Coalition." It is an all-black organization. About 500 people participated in Saturday's demonstration.

The Louisville Metro Police Department has said the shooting resulted from negligence and the department is not currently pursuing charges. The department reportedly confiscated a firearm from the militia.

"This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse," said police chief Robert Schroeder. "I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly."

A member of the militia called the misfire "a little accident" and said, "It happens."

Sometime after the incident, protesters resumed their demonstrations, which took place at Jefferson Square Park and Baxter Square.


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