Kenosha Shooting
Source: Reuters

Jacob Blake was shot by police officers in Wisconsin while responding to a domestic incident. The protests erupted in the city after the incident. Jacob Blake has been taken to the hospital for surgery and is now in the intensive care unit. The videos show that three police officers pointing their guns to Jacob Blake. As he tries to enter a parked SUV, the gunshot was heard seven times.

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The Kenosha shooting came into the light after video emerged that the man was fired at the back as he tried to get into the car. The authorities have declared an emergency after unrest broke out in the part of the city. The reports suggested that hundreds of protestors marched towards the Police headquarters and even set vehicles on fire. They shouted, “We won’t back down”.

Police have urged the 24×7 businesses to shut as they have received huge numbers of armed robberies and shots being fired amidst the protest.

Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers has condemned the shooting. Jacob Blake, who was reportedly unarmed and a Black American were shot at least seven times at the back by the law officers. This comes after entire America protested against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Black Lives Matter trended on social media and everywhere. The celebrities and others showed their outrage as well.

The local reports suggest that Jacob Blake is out of danger now and is said to be stable. Police brutality and racism have become a topic in the US and this incident can further fuel the fire.

The police informed that the man was provided with immediate aid after the shooting and was taken to the hospital in Milwaukee in serious condition. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has started investigating the case.