Two Shot Dead In Third Night Of Wisconsin Unrest

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Two people have been killed and one injured during a third night of unrest in the US city of Kenosha, sparked by the police shooting of a black man.

Jacob Blake, 29, was shot and injured by police as he leaned into his car on Sunday, with his children screaming.

Tuesday night’s incident was believed to have involved protesters against Mr Blake’s shooting and armed men guarding a petrol station.

The protests have at times have turned violent, causing damage to property.

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Mr Blake is in hospital. His lawyers say it will take “a miracle” for him to walk again.

In their statement, Kenosha Police said officials responded to “reports of shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims” in the city at about 23:45 on Tuesday (04:45 Wednesday GMT).

“The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” the statement said.

It added that the identities of the victims were still being determined and that no further details would be given at this time. An investigation has been opened.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth earlier told the New York Times that an investigation into the shootings would be focused on a group of men armed with guns outside a petrol station.

(Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53917170)

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