Two officers wounded in downtown Louisville protest tonight

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The short announcement just made re: the status of the police who were shot.

At least two Louisville Metro Police officers were shot in downtown Louisville Wednesday night, just eight hours after an indictment was returned in the Breonna Taylor case.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed the number of officers to The Courier Journal. 

One officer was shot in the abdomen below their bulletproof vest and is in surgery, and a second was shot in the thigh, according to the source.

MetroSafe said it received reports the shooting occurred at South Brook Street and Broadway Avenue.

Max Gersh, a photographer working for The Courier Journal, said he saw “a line of officers move toward a gas station with rifles up. Shortly after, they had somebody pinned to the ground and cuffed.” He said he wasn’t there when the officers got shot.

Sources: Louisville Courier Journal