‘White Supremacist Mass Shooter’ At Jefferson Square Park Turns Out to Be Hispanic Homeless Man Steven Lopez
The Twitterati on Saturday night reported that a “white supremacist” went on a mass shooting targeting “peaceful protesters” at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky.
This was the top result when searching “Jefferson Square Park” Sunday on Twitter:
A white supremacist opened fired at a group of peaceful protestors who were organized at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, today demanding JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR.
Multiple victims were shot!
THIS IS AMERICA! pic.twitter.com/aDXyH4y1q3
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) June 28, 2020
Actor Daniel Newman told his nearly 1 million followers that it appeared that “a White Male just committed a Mass Shooting targeting Peaceful Black Americans.”
It appears a White Male just committed a Mass Shooting targeting Peaceful Black Americans tonight on Jefferson Square Park. Yet Another White mass shooter while TRUMP says African Americans are the problem he wants to “Lock Up”. 🤬This Must Stop! pic.twitter.com/J2glM3Xi16
— DanielNewmaη 404-737-1636 (@DanielNewman) June 28, 2020
Though Twitter will fact-check the president’s opinions, this disinformation apparently didn’t merit any similar such fact-check.
On the ground reports came out just hours after the shooting claiming the gunman was a homeless man named Steven Lopez who was apparently kicked out of the park.
⚠️ Supposed homeless guy “Steven Lopez” open fires on protestors during an argument in Jefferson Square Park – Downtown Louisville, Kentucky – Saturday, June 27th 2020 ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/1Istf5bF1Q
— Official thedjrayray (@thedjrayray) June 28, 2020
“Several witnesses identified Lopez, who had frequented the park, as the shooter,” The Courier Journal reported on Sunday. “And video surveillance showed him shooting a handgun into the crowd, the citation says.”
“Several bystanders returned fire, shooting Lopez in the leg, according to the citation.”
The Courier Journal reported that Lopez was a regular at the protests:
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