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Late into the night on Tuesday, two people were reportedly dead and one person was injured after being shot during a third night of rioting in the small city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to Kenosha News.
It was around 11:45 pm last night, according to Kenosha police Lt. Joseph Nosalik, that the shooting was reported. The individual who was injured is in serious condition at a nearby hospital, but the injuries sustained are not life-threatening, according to police.
The Blaze's Elijah Shaffer reported live from the scene, saying that someone appeared to have been shot in the head during an attempted looting of a car shop.
He reported that the white man was loosing an excessive amount of blood and had been transported to an emergency room.
Shaffer captured what was happening shortly before the shooting, when people were destroying the car dealership where the shooting allegedly took place.
The graphic video of the shooting and its aftermath is not for the faint-of-heart.
Witness accounts from the scene claimed that it was "the boogaloo boy militia protecting a business that was being destroyed." However, once Shaffer spoke to one of the men, these reports of the shooter being racially motivated were quickly called into question.
Shaffer spoke with the alleged shooter, who identified himself as an EMT, said that he had been pepper sprayed, and was ready to protect the citizens of Kenosha and protect property.
In previous nights, local residents took up arms to protect businesses and property. Some shouted that they were on board with the protests, but not with the destruction of their city.
Shaffer followed up his initial reports with a further account of the violence. He confirmed that there were multiple shooting victims at the attempted looting of the car shop, and that one person "had his arm mangled by the impact of the munitions."
Armed civilian volunteers helped this man with a seriously injured arm before police arrived on the scene.
Another incident, caught on video by Brendan Gutenschwager, shows a crowd chasing an armed individual who is carrying a rifle down a street before he falls to the ground. As the crowd rushes to the man on the ground, he can be seen pulling a gun and firing it at his would-be assailants.
Shelby Talcott, of The Daily Caller, reported that she had ducked behind a car, but that victims had been brought to the ER.
Caught on video via a livestream, a man can be seen running with a rifle when wha appears to be a molotov cocktail is thrown at him. He returns with gun fire.
Protestors had gathered outside of a courthouse downtown, where barricades had been erected to protect the property. Reporting on the ground for Townhall, Julio Rosas caught protestors shouting "kill the police" and a woman screaming "death to America" while burning the nation's flag.
As fires raged, protestors, rioters, activists, and residents faced off against one another.
The city has been attempting to clean up from riots that have decimated property and destroyed businesses.
After the kind of destruction that the first two nights of rioting unleashed on Kenosha, some business owners were not taking any chances and stood by to protect their enterprises.
The Post Millennial's editor-at-large Andy Ngo tweeted out his gratitude to those journalists who are out covering these stories despite risk of personal harm. He has been covering the violence in his home town of Portland, Ore.
The unrest was sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday evening. Blake survived the shooting, but is in critical condition at an area hospital. Doctors have said that it would "take a miracle" for him to recover from the paralysis sustained by the shooting.
Officers in that shooting have not been identified, but were reportedly placed on administrative leave.