One killed, after three are shot during third night of Wisconsin unrest over Jacob Blake shooting


Three people have been shot and one has died, after a third night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man in Wisconsin


Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to push back demonstrators on Tuesday night.


Footage shared online showed people running through the streets of Kenosha as gunshots could be heard. Other footage showed wounded men lying on the ground.


Unrest broke out in Kenosha after Jacob Blake was shot by police on Sunday.


Within hours of Mr Blake's shooting, hundreds of people had marched on Kenosha's police headquarters. Cars were later set alight, and police urged 24-hour businesses to consider closing because of "numerous" calls about armed robberies and shots being fired.


On Monday, Governor Evers called up the National Guard to aid local police and imposed a night-time curfew on Kenosha. A state of emergency was also been declared in Wisconsin, as protesters clashed with police for a third night.


Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the New York Times that one person had been killed.


The violence occurred during a confrontation between protesters and a group of armed men, the newspaper said.


Most people left the area, but some walked to a nearby petrol station, according to the newspaper, which said the atmosphere became tense as some of those gathered started to argue and shove each other.


Police arrived in armoured trucks and urged the crowd to go home, before shots were fired after midnight.


On Tuesday Mr Blake's mother, Julia Jackson, said her son would be "very unpleased" if he could see the violence that had befallen the city since he was shot.


Ms Jackson encouraged everyone in Wisconsin and abroad to take a moment and examine their hearts.


"We need healing. As I pray for my son, healing physically, emotionally and spiritually, I also have been praying even before this for healing of our country."


What transpired?

Jacob Blake, 29, was shot as his young sons sat in the car. He was left with holes in his stomach, an arm injury and damage to his kidney and liver. Most of his colon and small intestine had to be removed, his lawyers told reporters.


Police say they were responding to a domestic incident when they went to the site of Sunday's shooting but have given vague details. So far it is unclear who called the police, how many officers were involved, and what happened before the shooting.


Mr Blake's shooting comes as the US faces scrutiny over the treatment of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement, as well as questions about racism in society, since the death of another black man, George Floyd, in May.


Mr Blake's family is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against the police department over the shooting.