The protests in Kentucky were prompted by the shooting death of a black woman, who was killed when the police entered her home in March.

Seven people were struck by gunfire at a protest in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday night as tensions there continued to escalate over the fatal shooting of a black woman by three white police officers in March.
Of those reported injured in the demonstration, two were taken for surgery and five were in good condition, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said early Friday morning. Mr. Fischer said no officers discharged their weapons and that the violence came from within the crowd.
Videos posted on social media appeared to show shots being firedwhile demonstrators surrounded a police vehicle. No officers were among those injured and it was too early to determine who was responsible, said the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Protesters had gathered in the streets to call forpolice accountability in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, chanting no justice, no peace, prosecute police.
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed when the police raided her apartment in Louisville, Ky., in March.Credit…via Agence France-Presse Getty Images
Hundreds of demonstrators made their way through the city throughout the evening. Jessie Halladay, a spokeswoman for the police department, said the gathering began peacefully but escalated to involve assaults on officers and property damage before the shooting.
I feel the communitys frustration, the anger, the fear, but tonights violence and destruction is not the way to solve it Mr. Fischer said.
In a message posted on Facebook, Ms. Taylors sister, Juniyah Palmer, thanked demonstrators for demanding justice but asked them to keep things peaceful.
Do not succumb to the levels that we see out of the police, she wrote. Speak. Protest. But do not resort to violence.
Louisville police officers fatally shot Ms. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, at her home during a narcotics investigation in March. Police have said officers knocked on the door, announced their presence, then forced their way into the home after midnight before being met by gunfire.
The officers have since been placed on administrative leave but have not been charged with a crime.
Ms. Taylors boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, told investigators he did not hear police announce themselves and was terrified when the door was knocked down. In a 911 call just after the shooting, Mr. Walker told the dispatcher that somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend, according to a recording released on Thursday.
Questions have continued to mount about the handling of the case. Authorities had initially charged Mr. Walker with attempted murder for shooting a police officer in the leg during the intrusion. Last week, prosecutors said they were dropping those charges, saying further investigation was needed.
In a lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, lawyers said police already had in custody the main suspect in the narcotics investigation before going into the home. No drugs were found in the apartment.
The F.B.I said last week that it had opened an investigation into the shooting. Gov. Andy Beshear has called reports about Ms. Taylors death troubling.
Mayor Greg Fischer has said that in response to the shooting, no knock search warrants would require approval from the police chief or someone he designates before being sent to a judge for approval. Mr. Fischer said other changes included the departure of the Police Chief Steve Conrad, and that more changes would be coming.
Theres only one way forward, and thats working together work for the truth, work for peace, work for justice, for Breonna, her family and for all of Louisville, Mr. Fischer said.