Riots Continue in Milwaukee For Second Night

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Aug 15, 2016 12:22 AM
Riots Continue in Milwaukee For Second Night

Source: https://twitter.com/KristenBarbar/status/765031771155079169

Riots continued in Milwaukee for a second straight night following the death of 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith, who was shot by a police officer after refusing to drop his firearm. On Saturday night, rioters destroyed a gas station and several cars.

What started off as a march on Sunday eventually became a crowd of people blocking the intersection. There were numerous reports of gunshots. Bricks and other projectiles were also thrown by the crowd towards police officers.

Earlier in the day, members of Smith's family condemned the riots.

Kristen Barbaresi, a reporter for CBS 58 in Milwaukee, was live on the scene and tweeting pictures and videos of the chaos:

At least one person was injured by gunfire and had to be transported via armored vehicle due to the gunshots:

This post will be updated if more information is available.