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Live breaking news: Dozens of shots fired at site of George Floyd's death during memorial - NEWS.com.au

Dozens of shots have echoed through the streets at the site of George Floyd’s death as hundreds gathered on the tragic event’s one-year anniversary. A reporter was forced to flee in the middle of a live cross as the shots broke out on the now-iconic street corner.

The shooting came after Floyd’s family met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as they continued to push for the passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which is currently stalled in the Senate.

“They’ve been working tremendously to help push the issue of getting this law passed. I thank you all so much,” George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said. “Our families thank you that you are all here today.”

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Dozens of shots have echoed through the streets at the site of George Floyd’s death as hundreds gathered on the tragic event’s one-year anniversary.

A reporter was forced to flee in the middle of a live cross as the shots broke out on the now-iconic street corner. Chilling new video revealed the moment Associated Press journalist Philip Crowther ducked for cover as locals fled the scene.

Local caretaker Billy Briggs claimed that the gunfire appeared to stem from an argument over parking, however a motive has not yet been confirmed by cops.

Mr Crowther claimed that he heard "a few dozens sounds of what appear to have been shots fired" on the block where the square it.

He added that organisers at the scene asked "does anyone need a medic? It seems like there are no injuries".

Police callers reported a car fleeing the scene at speed, with a local hospital reporting a man arriving with a gunshot wound. However, it is not immediately clear if that person was injured from this incident.

Here’s the moment shots were fired near George Floyd Square earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/NIWRBr6b9Y

— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2021
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Joe Biden is due to welcome Bridgett Floyd, daughter Gianna Floyd, and Gianna's mother, Roxie Washington, to the White House today to have a “real conversation and preserve that with the family".

"He has a genuine relationship with them, and the courage and grace of this family and especially his daughter Gianna Floyd, has really stuck with the president," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

"So, he's eager to listen to their perspectives and hear what they have to say."

A South Australian mother of four has been given the fright of her life after receiving a bill for $6.3 million, nine years after crashing her brother's car.

Insurance company Berkshire Hathaway claimed Mrs Melville's car was unroadworthy at the time of the accident and requested the incredible sum this month after years of reported silence.

Mrs Melville, who was 23 at the time, was driving her friend in to work in her brother's car and lost control in a storm, crashing into a tree in country South Australia.

"I got a letter from Berkshire Hathaway that said I need to pay $6.3 million in 21 days," Mrs Melville told A Current Affair.

Lawyer Nick Xenophon blasted the unfortunate situation, claiming it was unfair to hit the mother with such an unreasonable bill years after the fact. At the time, she received a $400 fine for driving without due care once she was released from hospital.

"This is just gobsmacking for this woman who wasn't speeding, who wasn't drinking, who wasn't on drugs, who was involved in this terrible accident," lawyer Nick Xenophon said.

Mrs Melville suffered extensive injuries, which took months to overcome. She explained how she thought the letter arriving asking to cough up $6.3 million was a scam and reported it, only to be laughed at down the phone.

"I called Berkshire Hathway the next day and they just pretty much were laughing at me on the phone and told me that they have to negotiate and then I've just tried to get advice from lawyers since then and no one's helping,"

Mr Xenophon is currently fighting the case for Mrs Melville free of charge.

Victorian health authorities have sent a late-night update revealing a positive coronavirus case attended a football game at the MCG, warning fans that they face being exposed to the virus.

The alert for the Collingwood and Port Adelaide match at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, May 23, was posted shortly before midnight on Tuesday evening, with authorities advising they will be reviewing CCTV footage to decide whether the current warning zone should be extended.
It is understood at least 23,000 people were in attendance.

The case was sitting in Zone 4, Level 1 of the Great Southern Stand.

Victoria Health said people seated in Zone 4, Level 1 – those with a bay between M1 & M16 on their match ticket – will be contacted directly with advice to get tested & isolate until negative. You can view the map in full here.

“Further reviews of CCTV footage will be undertaken to determine if the advice to test and isolate will be broadened beyond these areas,” a statement said.

A positive case attended the Collingwood/Port Adelaide game at the MCG on Sunday, 23 May – sitting in Zone 4, Level 1 of the Great Southern Stand (the Punt Rd end of the stand).
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UK resident William Shakespeare, the first man on earth to be approved for a COVID vaccine, has sadly died after suffering from a stroke.

The 81-year-old, who turned heads last year with his peculiar name, received the first Pfizer/BioNTech jab at the University Hospital Coventry on December 8th.

"Bill was so grateful for being offered the opportunity to become one of the first people in the world to be given the vaccine," wife Joy told the media. "It was something he was hugely proud of — he loved seeing the media coverage and the positive difference he was able to make to the lives of so many.
"He often talked to people about it and would always encourage everyone to get their vaccine whenever he could.

"Bill had the most wonderful care at the hospital. Absolutely wonderful. All of the staff were so caring, compassionate and respectful and we couldn't be more grateful. They are an absolute credit to their profession and the NHS."

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