Milwaukee police ‘rescue’ new shooting victim amid 2nd night of violent protests

A gas station is seen burned down after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 14, 2016. © Aaron P. Bernstein
One person was shot and rushed to the hospital in Milwaukee where disturbances continued for a second night. The crowd has been throwing objects at officers, blocking roads and firing some shots, police said.

Police say they have moved to disperse what they said was a “small disorderly crowd near 48th and Center” after the clashes started. Earlier, a crowd of protesters marched towards the police station.

Reports of automatic gunfire have emerged minutes after the announcement.

Multiple reports of shots fired are now coming from the area.

The situation in Milwaukee escalated anew on Sunday after a force of about 20 police officers in riot gear attempted to break up a rally of some 100 protesters, Reuters reported.