7 people shot in Kentucky in protests over police shooting death of Breonna Taylor

At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March.

Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early Friday that there were at least seven shooting victims, at least one of whom is in critical condition. The statement said there were "some arrests," but police didn't provide a number.

"No officers discharged their service weapons," police spokesperson Sgt. Lamont Washington wrote in an email to The Associated Press. Washington said that all seven were civilians.

"I feel the community's frustration, the anger, the fear, but tonight's violence and destruction is not the way to solve it," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a video posted to Twitter. He said two of the wounded underwent surgery and five were in good condition.

"Understandably, emotions are high," Fischer tweeted just before midnight in an appeal for calm. "As Breonna's mother says, let's be peaceful as we work toward truth and justice."

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