At least two people were killed and one more injured after a gunman opened fire during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25.
Video published on social media shows a man being chased by protesters along Sheridan Road in Kenosha. As he is knocked to the ground, he turns to fire multiple rounds at the pursuing group, with at least one person falling to the ground as the shots ring out.
Police said that three people had been shot, two fatally, in a statement released early on Wednesday morning, August 26. Sheriff David Beth of Kenosha County told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that police were seeking a man “armed with a long gun.”
“I feel very confident we’ll have him in a very short time,” said Beth.
A crowd had earlier assembled outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse in protest after the police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23.
Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters from the area.
Protests first erupted in Kenosha on August 23 after a video circulated on social media showing Blake being shot by a police officer multiple times from behind.
Blake was taken to hospital in a serious condition, according to a police report. His lawyer said Blake was paralyzed from the waist down, and was unsure if the injury was permanent. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful