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A Black man is hospitalized in serious condition after being shot Sunday by a policeman in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in an event captured on viral video that has sparked protests.
Black Man Shot by Wisconsin Police in Front of 3 Sons, Says Lawyer, as Video Sparks Protests
 The video appears to point out police aiming guns at a person who is walking faraway from two officers. When the person opens the driver's side entrance to a vehicle and appears to lean inside, a minimum of seven gunshots are heard.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers confirmed the identity of the person who suffered the gunshot wounds as Jacob Blake. Evers said during a statement that Blake "was shot within the back multiple times, in broad daylight," and said he hopes "he won't succumb to his injuries."

Attorney Benjamin Crump told CNN that Blake's family had contacted him. On Twitter, Crump wrote that Blake's three sons were inside the car when their father was shot.

"They saw a cop shoot their father. they're going to be traumatized forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to guard us. our youngsters deserve better!!" Crump wrote.
Black Man Shot by Wisconsin Police in Front of 3 Sons, Says Lawyer, as Video Sparks Protests
A statement from Kenosha police says the shooting occurred after officers skilled a domestic incident, but gives no further details. The Kenosha News reports a minimum of six witnesses said the person had tried to interrupt up a fight between two women, which police had tried to use a Taser on him before the shooting.

Black Man Shot by Wisconsin Police in Front of 3 Sons, Says Lawyer, as Video Sparks Protests
 According to the Kenosha police statement, the officers "immediately provided medical care to the one that was shot," who is in "serious condition."

"DCI is constant to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and can turn over investigative reports to a prosecutor following an entire and thorough investigation," said police.

The governor, in his statement, expressed horror at the footage.

"While we don't have all of the small print yet, what we all know surely is that he's not the primary Black man or person to possess been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of people in enforcement in our state or our country," said Evers.
Black Man Shot by Wisconsin Police in Front of 3 Sons, Says Lawyer, as Video Sparks Protests
"We stand with all those that have and still demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country—lives like those of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Dontre Hamilton, Ernest Lacy, and Sylville Smith," added Evers. "And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites."

Concluded Evers: "I have said right along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. within the coming days, we'll demand just that of elected officials in our state who have did not recognize the racism in our state and our country for much too long."

The shooting sparked protests captured on social media, a number of which turned destructive. Kenosha County implemented an emergency curfew.

The county seat remained closed on Monday "due to wreck sustained during last night's civil unrest," the county government announced.

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