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Organization asks for volunteers to clean up businesses in Kenosha after night of unrest

Posted at 8:56 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 10:56:07-04

Downtown Kenosha is calling for volunteers to help clean up and board up businesses after a night of unrest following an incident where a police officer shot a man, leaving him seriously injured.

Kenosha police responded to the area near 40th and 28th streets just after 5 p.m. Sunday on a "domestic incident." A man, identified as Jacob Blake, was shot at the scene.

Police are not saying what led up to the shooting, but a video circulating on social media shows Blake walking toward a vehicle at the scene before he was grabbed by an officer and shot several times in the back.

A crowd gathered at the area and marched toward the Kenosha Police Department.

Several dump trucks meant to block the area off were set on fire and several businesses were damaged.

Downtown Kenosha said volunteers were needed at 5823 6th Avenue. Donations were being accepted for plywood, garbage bags, snacks and water.

As of Monday morning, family said Blake was recovering in a Milwaukee hospital.

The shooting is under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. No other details were released.

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