(KDRTV)-Two people have been fatally shot while one injured during a third-night protest at Kenosha city in the US State of Wisconsin following the shooting of a black man Jacob Blake, 29, by the police
According to our previous reports, Mr. Blake was shot by police as he leaned into his car while his children were in the vehicle`s back seat; in a now-viral video, the minors could be heard screaming
The Tuesday shooting involved protestors denouncing the brutal shooting of Mr. Blake by the Kenosha police
Since the beginning of such protests, many properties have been demolished as police engage demonstrators in running battles
KDRTV had earlier reported that Blake father said that his son is in the hospital and that doctors declared him paralyzed
At the same time, Mr. Blake`s lawyer said that it will take “a miracle” for the victim to walk again
“His family believe in miracles, but the medical diagnosis right now is that he is paralysed and, because those bullets severed his spinal cord and shattered some of his vertebrae, it is going to take a miracle for Jacob Blake Jr to ever walk again,” said the lawyer.
During the fateful day when Mr. Blake was shoot, the officers supposedly responded to domestic violence however, it is not yet clear what incited the shooting and how many police officers were involved
So far, Kenosha police have presented a statement in which they affirmed that officials responded to “reports of shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims” in Kenosha city at around 23:45 on Tuesday
“The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” read part of the statement.
The police announced that the victims are yet to be identified and that no further details would be given at this time but investigations have commenced
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has said that probes would be converged on a group of men armed with guns outside a petrol station
KDRTV has come across footage displaying a man with a rifle being chased by a crowd before he fell to the ground and professedly fired multiple rounds to them
Another video shows armed civilians, majority dressed in military gear, crowding outside business they said they were safeguarding
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that he would send more National Guard troops to the Kenosha city to ease tensions
The governor allegedly denounced support from the federal government saying that more National Gaurd Troops were readying themselves
The shooting of Jacob Blake has come weeks after another black man George Floyd was fatally shot by police and the incident prompted the ever massive protests in the US
Currently, America is struggling to neutralize racial unrest in the country after the black community claims that the police are targeting them because of their color.
During a Republic convention, Melania Trump during her speech called upon Americans to embrace racial equity
So far, KDRTV understands that the state of emergency has been declared in Wisconsin as the protests expand to other cities such as Portland and Minneapolis