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Milwaukee protesters marching to DC shot at in Pennsylvania, one injured

Posted at 10:57 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 13:30:51-04

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating after demonstrators marching from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., in response to the police killing of George Floyd were shot at in Pennsylvania, wounding one person.

The shooting happened around midnight Monday. Pennsylvania State Police say "gunfire was exchanged" during an incident between the protesters and two area residents.

The wounded person was brought to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown with injuries that appeared minor.

Pennsylvania State Police say the two residents are being questioned. Nobody has been arrested at this time.

In a video posted early Tuesday morning to Facebook, marcher Tory Lowe said the group had parked to organize before they walked up an incline when a man emerged from a house and started shooting at them with a rifle, firing at least seven shots.

According to a news release from the agency, the Pennsylvania State Police's 'Heritage Affairs Section' will be assisting with the investigation. That group is a "specialized unit dedicated to building relationships with historically underserved communities," the release says.

Pennsylvania State Police will hold a news conference on the shooting at 2:30 p.m. central time Tuesday.

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