Three people were shot, and two are dead, after protesters clashed with armed civilians in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday.
In a video circulating on social media, a man was seen shooting at people at close range.
"The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries," the Kenosha Police Department said early Wednesday.
Numerous businesses were torched by passing protesters in Kenosha on Monday night, prompting armed people to stand guard outside buildings on Tuesday evening.
Protests started following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by the police in Kenosha on Sunday.
Three people were shot, two fatally, during clashes between protesters and armed civilians in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late on Tuesday.
Protesters have taken to the streets each night to denounce racism and policy brutality following the shooting of the 29-year-old Black man Jacob Blake by the police on Sunday.
In a statement published early Wednesday, the Kenosha Police Department said two people were dead after a shooting at about 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night.
"The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries," the police said.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth previously told The Kenosha News he didn't know whether a single shooter or more were involved.
Videos and testimony from journalists at the scene posted to social media indicate that a man armed with a long gun was involved.
—wlctv.ca (@wlctv_ca) August 26, 2020
In one video, an armed man is seen running through a crowd of people in a street. One person appears to yell "that guy shot someone." He trips and falls, and as several people move close to him he's seen opening fire.
Footage of the incident was posted to Twitter by Brendan Gutenschwager, a videographer who regularly films protests.
A separate video posted to Twitter by Julio Rosas, a journalist with Townhall.com, showed protesters in a tense stand-off with a group of armed men at a gas station.
—Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 26, 2020
Another video, posted to Twitter by the news outlet The Daily Caller, showed what it said was one of its own video journalists carrying a bloodied and unconscious man to safety.
A woman who identified herself as Carol Badoni from Burlington, Wisconsin, told The Washington Post that she tried to revive one of those shot.
"He definitely was not breathing," she said, The Post reported. "His eyes were rolled back in his head. There was no pulse."
Beth, the county sheriff, said one of those shot walked to a nearby hospital to seek treatment.
Blake, the man shot by the police on Sunday, remained in intensive care in a hospital as of Wednesday morning.
Blake's father, also named Jacob Blake, said Tuesday that his son was shot at least seven times by the police and was paralyzed from the waist down.
A Black Lives Matter organizer in Kenosha told Insider on Monday: "Until this city hears that the officer has been fired, or what the update is, the city is going to keep burning."
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