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:
Protesters blocking Sherman and Burleigh right now. pic.twitter.com/OqEq2kaX1C— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) August 15, 2016
Things turning quickly officers yelling "we need shields" and "incoming" as bricks start flying— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) August 15, 2016
Here's a video pic.twitter.com/MJNaQTeDnQ— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) August 15, 2016
We were just told by officers in armored car to get out now. It's not safe.— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) August 15, 2016
At least one person was injured by gunfire and had to be transported via armored vehicle due to the gunshots:
Officers use armored vehicle to rescue shooting victim in 3000 block of N. Sherman. Victim rushed to hospital.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 15, 2016
This post will be updated if more information is available.