BREAKING: Large protests erupting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following an incident where police shot a man 7 times in the back; individual is hospitalized in critical condition, reason for the shooting is unknown.
At least one police officer in Wisconsin shot a Black man in the back seven times Sunday afternoon after officers were called to a domestic incident, according to multiple reports.
Video shared widely on social media shows the confrontation between officers from the Kenosha Police Department and a man named in local media as Jacob Blake.
A statement from the department confirmed a police shooting had taken place. It said the victim was given first aid at the scene and then flown to a hospital, where he was in serious condition.
Protests began in the city not long after, despite a curfew order being put in place.
Disturbing video of the incident circulated on social media. It shows a man — identified as Blake — walking away from multiple police officers before trying to get into a car.
The footage, which appears to have been taken from through a window across the street, then shows one officer, who is nearly directly behind Blake, pulling at Blake’s T-shirt with his left hand.
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