Black man shot multiple times by Wisconsin police; video of incident sparks social media backlash, riots

The shooting of a Black man by Wisconsin police on Sunday night was captured on video and posted on social media, sparking immediate backlash and protests.

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Officers from Kenosha Police Department responded to a domestic incident shortly after 5 p.m. and “were involved in an officer involved shooting,” KPD said in a news release. The man who was shot was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital and is in serious condition, police added. The incident almost immediately set off unrest in the city about 40 miles south of Milwaukee.

Kenosha County declared an emergency curfew for 10:15 p.m. Sunday, saying in a news release, “The public needs to be off the streets for their safety.” The curfew is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday. Live streamers show the destruction left after several trash collecting buses were set on fire.

A crowd of about 500 people had reached the Kenosha County Public Safety Building as of 11:15 p.m. and were chanting “no justice, no peace.” A line of police flanked the building and faced off with the crowd, moving them back away from the building.

One local reporter shared a video of tear gas being used on protesters at the police station. Local news reports showed a large crowd at the scene of the shooting late Sunday.

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The situation is currently developing.