In the northeastern part of the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, unidentified men opened fire, which killed two people and injured five others. About this writes TASS with reference to Fox News.
The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday, June 13, at which time demonstrations against police brutality were held in the city, and protesters also demanded that the rights of African Americans be respected. According to the publication, firing was carried out from a car. As a result of the attack, two people from injuries died on the spot, another five were hospitalized.
Earlier, an Atlanta policeman shot dead African-American Reichard Brooks, the incident led to urban protests. It was reported that the man fell asleep in the car, which stood on the driveway and disturbed others. The police tried to detain him, but he resisted and took the stun gun from them. During the conflict, the law enforcement officer shot Brooks, after which he was hospitalized, but the doctors could not save him. Later it turned out that the man was intoxicated.
As a result of the death of Brooks, Atlanta Police Chief Erica Shields resigned.
Dozens of US cities are embroiled in mass protests, accompanied by riots and clashes with police over the death of African-American George Floyd, who died after a gross arrest in Minneapolis. In some states, demonstrations escalated into riots with pogroms, robberies, gunfire, and arson. Protesters accuse police and racist prejudices in society of what happened.