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UPDATES: MULTIPLE SHOTS FIRED AT MILWAUKEE PROTEST; ONE WOUNDED; Rioters Attack Cops, Reporters

Posted on 14 August 2016

TWO POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED BY THROWN ROCKS. UPDATES AT END OF ARTICLE.

Milwaukee police confirmed reports of gunfire during a second round of protests Sunday night over the police shooting death of armed Black criminal Sylville Smith. Police also reported they used an armored vehicle to rescue a wounded person who was shot.

(UPDATES: 11:35 p.m. CDT: Tim Pool reports “automatic gunfire” was heard by several people including an experienced reporter, saying it was likely police.)

(VIDEO ADDED OF RIOTERS VANDALIZING PROPERTY

“VIDEO: crowds running through #Milwaukee streets, vandalizing property courtesy of @ChopperMatt:”)

Reporter Tim Pool who is broadcasting via Periscope said the wounded person apparently was shot in the neck.

Pool interviewed witnesses who said the victim was initially carried away to an apartment building for safety but was then brought back out where police rescued him.

Rocks and bottles were thrown by rioters at police and at reporters who fled the scene.

“#WISN12 reporter @AdriennePed reporting that bricks/rocks were thrown at her news vehicle. They have left the scene for safety. #Milwaukee”

“Officers moving in to disburse crowd at Sherman and Burleigh after crowd begins to throw objects, fires shots.”

“Crowd continues to throw objects at officers, Sherman and Burleigh. MPD moving armored vehicles in to protect officers.”

“Unlawful assembly announcement is made to crowd creating disturbance at Sherman and Burleigh. Arrests will follow.”

“Reports of shots fired, Sherman and Burleigh”

“Officers use armored vehicle to rescue shooting victim in 3000 block of N. Sherman. Victim rushed to hospital.”

“Reports of shots fired in 3000 block of N. 44th Street”

“Pictures of #WISN12 news car hit by bricks and rocks covering unrest in #Milwaukee. Everyone returned safely.”

“18 year-old man shot in the neck during second night of #Milwaukee riots”

“Milwaukee is out of control. Protesters hurling large rocks and bottles #MilwaukeeUnrest”

“VIDEO: Officer hit by bricks/rocks and is taken into police car by other officers #Milwaukee”

“An officer injured in the #Milwaukee confrontation w demonstrators gets assistance @greta @foxnews”

“Officer taken to hospital for injury after thrown rock breaks windshield of squad near Sherman & Burleigh.”

“Leaving the area, sounds like a lot of journalists becoming targets … Stay safe colleagues.”

“Car fire reported at 45th and Hadley. MFD and MPD en route.”

“#BREAKING: Car explodes on Sherman & Center in Milwaukee”

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