BREAKING: 2 Dead Overnight In Kenosha Shooting Incident

Kenosha Police announced early on Wednesday morning that two people were killed and at least a third individual was injured in an overnight shooting incident during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports hundreds of people gathered Tuesday evening to protest the Sunday police-shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake was shot seven times in the back after police responded to a domestic dispute. He survived and is expected to recover, however, the family attorney announced he was paralyzed below his waist.

The protests continued in Kenosha for the third day when Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a state of emergency.

The Star Tribune reports the gathering violated an 8 p.m. curfew mandated earlier in the day:

Police fired tear gas for a third night Tuesday to disperse protesters who had gathered outside Kenosha’s courthouse, where some shook a protective fence and threw water bottles and fireworks at officers lined up behind it. Police then used armored vehicles and officers with shields pushed back the crowd when protesters ignored warnings to leave a nearby park.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers had called for calm Tuesday, while also declaring a state of emergency under which he doubled the National Guard deployment in Kenosha from 125 to 250. The night before crowds destroyed dozens of buildings and set more than 30 fires in the city’s downtown.


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Hundreds of people again defied curfew Tuesday in Kenosha, where destruction marred protests the previous night as fires were set and businesses vandalized. There were 34 fires associated with that unrest, with 30 businesses destroyed or damaged along with an unknown number of residences, Kenosha Fire Chief Charles Leipzig told the Kenosha News.

“Nobody deserves this,” said Pat Oertle, owner of Computer Adventure, surveying the damage on Tuesday. Computers were stolen, and the store was “destroyed,” she said.

“This accomplishes nothing,” Oertle said. “This is not justice that they’re looking for.”

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a lone gunman reportedly shot the three victims “about 11:45 p.m. in the area of 63rd Street and Sheridan Road.”

A statement from the Kenosha Police Department said the third individual did not suffer life-threatening injuries and he is expected to recover. The statement did not disclose the names of the victims.

Ahead of the incident, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth cautioned residents to remain indoors and—should they venture out past curfew—to keep their protesting peaceful.

“People are frustrated, I get it. And they’re scared. I certainly get that, too,” Beth said via CNN. “Don’t be a part of this destructive force that’s burning our community. That’s not a productive path to justice.”

The below video was taken at the scene of the incident and shows a man fire at least three rounds from his weapon:



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