Police officers in the demolished city of Kenosha, Wisconsin are currently on the lookout for a suspect who was captured on video armed with a long gun after a shooting took place late Tuesday evening that left two people dead and one wounded.
The violence erupted in the city for the third night in a row after the shooting of Jacob Blake by law enforcement officers, an incident that has now left the man partially paralyzed.
Check out the details from Fox News:
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Officers responded at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday to reports of shots fired and multiple gunshot victims near 63rd Street and Sheridan Road. Two people were killed, and a third was hospitalized with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, the Kenosha Police Department said in a statement.
A crowd chases a suspected shooter down in Kenosha. He trips and falls, then turns with the gun and fires several times. Shots can be heard fired elsewhere as well, corroborating reports of multiple shooters tonight #Kenosha #KenoshaRiots pic.twitter.com/qqsYWmngFW
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) August 26, 2020
Investigators were looking into whether the shooting unfolded as a result of a conflict that broke out between demonstrators and “self-styled militias guarding a gas station,” Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the New York Times.
Videos on social media showed a chaotic scene after nightfall, as crowds seemed to chase a man carrying a rifle down the street, before eventually knocking him to the ground and trying to grab his weapon, Reuters reported. A bloodied man was seen with what appeared to be a serious arm wound. Another video showed a man with a head injury as crowds gathered around him to treat him.
Democrat Gov. Tony Evers called for calm on Tuesday and declared a state of emergency before doubling the presence of National Guard troops from 125 to 250.
Things are real bad out there, folks. Please be safe if you live in areas where this sort of stuff is going down.
At the end of the day, politicians have only themselves to blame for the madness they are causing. And they are indeed causing it. They have refused to take responsibility for the chaos. Leaders aren’t leading, aren’t taking proper steps to re-establish law and order.
How many more have to die or be hurt before this stuff is brought to an end?