Three people shot, one fatally, in incident during Jacob Blake protests – reports

Three people have been shot – one fatally – as gunfire broke out during protests over the police shooting of a black man in Wisconsin, according to US media reports.

It comes on the third straight day of unrest, The New York Times reported, citing officials, after Jacob Blake was shot eight times in Kenosha on Sunday while trying to break up a fight between two women.

The 29-year-old has been left paralysed – sparking angry protests in the city, with more than 30 businesses destroyed on Monday and around 200 protesters clashing with police after defying a curfew on Tuesday.

Footage posted on social media on Wednesday showed several people rushing towards a man firing at them with a gun.

One person falls to the ground. Several other shots are heard in the background.

Another video shared online of the aftermath shows a man with a severe arm wound sitting on the ground while he is tended to by a man holding a gun as police approach.

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