Three people were injured when gunshots rang out in Louisville as a black militia group carrying semiautomatic weapons and a far-right organization carrying heavy firearms came face-to-face during demonstrations Saturday.
According to local reports, an argument erupted between Black Lives Matter supporters and members of the far-right Three Percenters militia on the corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets in Louisville on Saturday shortly after 1pm local time.
But the shooting took place a few blocks away in Baxter Park, where an estimated 200 armed members of the Atlanta-based ‘Not F*****g Around Coaltion' had gathered before marching toward the main protest site in downtown.
Louisville police have formed a barricade to separate the two opposing camps.
According to the Louisville Courier Journal, a firearm appeared to have accidentally been discharged in the NFAC section in Baxter Park, resulting in two people being injured.
WDRB-TV is reporting that three people, including a minor, were wounded.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Louisville Metro Police Department for comment.