Kenosha Police said two people were killed and another wounded when gunfire was fired late in Kenosha during the third night of unrest in Wisconsin following police firing a black man by police.
The shooting was reported at approximately 11:45 PM. In a press release, Lieutenant Joseph Nosalik of the Kenosha Police said in an area that witnessed protests.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said one of the victims was shot in the head and another in the chest late Tuesday, just before midnight, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Beth does not know where the other person was shot, but his injuries or injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The shooting was under investigation, and no further information was revealed. The victims have not been identified.
His family’s lawyer said Tuesday that Jacob Blake, who was shot multiple times by police in Wisconsin, was paralyzed and would require a “ miracle ” to walk again, while calling for the arrest of the officer who opened fire. Others are stuck losing their jobs.
Sunday’s shooting of Blake in Kenosha – apparently in the back while three of his children were looking – was filmed on mobile phone and sparked fresh protests against racial injustice in several cities, just three months after George Floyd died at the hand. Minneapolis Police touched on a broader thinking about race.
Earlier on Tuesday, Blake’s father spoke alongside other family members and attorneys, telling reporters that the police had shot his son “ seven times, seven times, as if it didn’t matter. ”
But my son matters. Blake’s father, also called Jacob Blake, said, “ He’s a human and he’s important.
Lawyer Ben Crump said the 29-year-old was undergoing surgery on Tuesday, adding that the bullets cut Blake’s spinal cord and shattered his vertebrae. Another lawyer said that there was severe damage to the organs.
Crump said, “ It would take a miracle for Jacob Blake Jr. to walk again.
The legal team plans to file a civil lawsuit against the police department over the shooting. The police have said little about what happened, other than their response to a local dispute. The names of the officers involved were not disclosed. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating.
Police fired tear gas a third night on Tuesday to disperse protesters gathered in front of Kenosha Court, as some shook a protective fence and threw water bottles and fireworks at the officers lining up behind him. Police then used armored vehicles and officers with shields pushed back the crowd when protesters ignored warnings to leave a nearby park.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called for calm on Tuesday, while also declaring a state of emergency that would double the National Guard deployment in Kenosha from 125 to 250. The night before the crowds destroyed dozens of buildings and set more than 30 fires in the city. downtown.
“ We cannot allow the cycle of systemic racism and injustice to continue, ” said Evers, who is facing mounting pressure from Republicans about his handling of the unrest. We also cannot continue down this path of damage and destruction. ”
Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, said the damage to Kinyusha did not reflect what her family wanted and that if her son could see her, he would be “ very unhappy. ”
She said the first thing her son told her when she saw him was that he felt sorry.
Jackson said, “ He said, I don’t want to be a burden on you guys. “ I want to be with my kids, and I don’t think I’ll walk again. ”
Crump said that three of Blake’s younger children – ages 3, 5, and 8 – were in the car at the time of the shooting. He added that it was the birthday of the 8-year-old.
The man who said he filmed the mobile phone video of the shooting, 22-year-old Risen White, said he saw Blake quarreling with three officers and heard them shout, “ Drop the knife! Drop the knife! Before the shooting broke out. He said he never saw a knife in Blake’s hand.
In the footage, Blake walks from the sidewalk around the front of his SUV to the driver’s side door as officers follow him with their towed rifles and yell at him. As Blake opens the door and leans over the SUV, an officer grabs his shirt from the back and opens fire. Seven shots could be heard, although it is not clear how many Blake was hit or how many officers fired.
Blake’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times that his son had eight holes in his body.
Fury over the shooting spilled over into the streets of Kenosha and other cities, including Los Angeles, the capital of Wisconsin – Madison and in Minneapolis, the epicenter of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer after Floyd’s death.
Hundreds of people defied the curfew again Tuesday in Kenosha, as the devastation marred the previous night’s protests with fires sparking and sabotaging businesses. Charles Leipzig, the Kenosha fire chief, told Kenosha News that 34 fires are linked to the unrest, with 30 companies destroyed or destroyed and an unknown number of homes.
“ Nobody deserves this, ” said Pat Ortel, owner of Computer Adventure, who was surveying the damage on Tuesday. She added that the computers were stolen and the store was “ destroyed ”.
Ortel said, “ It does nothing. This is not the justice they are looking for. ”
US Senator Ron Johnson and Representative Brian Steele, both Republicans, called on the governor to do more to quell the unrest. Steele said he would seek federal help if needed.
Evers continued to call on the protesters to remain peaceful.
“ Please do not allow the actions of some to distract us from the work that we must do together to demand justice, fairness and accountability, ” he said.
The Blake family also called for calm.
“ I really ask and encourage everyone in Wisconsin and beyond to take some time and check their hearts, ” Blake’s mother said. Do justice to Jacob on this level and test your hearts. … while praying for my son to be healed physically, emotionally and spiritually, I was also praying even before this for the healing of our country.