Three people were shot, two of them fatally, as gunfire broke out on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the third straight night of unrest sparked by the police shooting of a black man, the New York Times reported, citing law enforcement.
“The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries,” the Kenosha police department said in a tweet.
Social media video posted on Wednesday showed a gun battle among civilians, with several people rushing a man with a long gun who apparently had been knocked to the ground. The video shows him firing at the people rushing towards him, one of whom falls to the ground. Several other shots are heard in the background.
“Stay down, stay down!” someone yells.
“Keep going this way,” a person says, apparently trying to guide others to safety as shots are fired.
Another social media video of the aftermath shows a man with a severe arm wound sitting on the ground who is tended to by a man with a long gun as police approach.
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