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As a reporter discussed police reform changes since the death of George Floyd at what’s now called “George Floyd Square,” gunshots could be heard ringing out, leaving the reporter to seek cover. Philip Crowther, an international affiliate reporter for Associated Press GMS, was on-scene covering the anniversary of the Floyd arrest when the gunfire interrupted his reporting. “BREAKING: shots appear to have been fired at George Floyd Square. Quiet now. People still sheltering in place,” Crowther posted early Tuesday afternoon. “We heard a few dozens sounds of what appear to have been shots fired on this block. Everyone sheltered in place. Lots of running. No apparent need for medics. Will update.” In the video of the incident (see below), Crowther is talking about “police reform” just before the estimated dozens of gunshots break out. “From our vantage point we see one broken window, apparently from one of the shots fired,” he continued. “Consensus among reporters here at George Floyd Square was that we heard anywhere between a dozen and two dozen shots fired.”

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