The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
Kenosha Police said early Wednesday morning that two people had been shot and killed and a third injured during protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake; authorities were looking for a man armed with a long gun.
Earlier Wednesday, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that one victim had been shot in the head and another in the chest late Tuesday, just before midnight. Beth didn’t know where the other person was shot, but video posted on social media showed someone had been shot in the arm.
The release from the Kenosha Police Department said the injuries to the third individual were not life threatening. The release said the names, ages and cities of residence for the victims were still being determined.
The Washington Post reports:
After the first shots, a young White man carrying a rifle began running north on Sheridan Road, away from a crowd of protesters. Video shows the armed man fall to the ground and then fire multiple rounds into the crowd.
Two more people fell to the ground, one shot in the arm and the other in the chest, the Journal Sentinel reported. Another graphic video shows a man with blood running down the back of his neck and bystanders shouting that he had been shot in the head.
From the start of Tuesday’s protests, armed civilians were evident in the crowd, bearing handguns, AR-15-style rifles, knives and military flak jackets.
For those just waking up to the news about the Kenosha protests, here’s what happened: Two people have died and one was seriously wounded by gunfire just before midnight on Tuesday. Several videos documented what happened (1/?) https://t.co/fHRPsTt6rD
— Jaclyn Peiser (@jackiepeiser) August 26, 2020
We have so far seen 3 people in #Kenosha shot tonight by people dressed in military-style clothing who claim to be “defending” their city. These people are not law enforcement, they are not on their OWN property defending it, they are vigilantes who are intent on conflict.
— Anteros @ PortlandIndependent.news (@PDXIndyNews) August 26, 2020
Cell phone video shows Kenosha Wisconsin police officers in an military vehicle telling armed White militia members they “appreciate them being there” and giving them bottled water; while in the background cops can be heard ordering protestors to disperse. pic.twitter.com/73SsfCUYWj
— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) August 26, 2020