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SAD NEWS : White cop shoots unarmed black father in the back SEVEN times as his children watch in Konesha- Wisconsin

An unarmed black man was yesterday shot in the back seven times by a white police officer in front of his children after Wisconsin police were called to a domestic dispute.

Rioting and looting erupted in the wake of the shooting as the County of Kenosha declared a state of emergency, and a curfew has been put into effect by authorities until 7am on Monday.

Jacob Blake, 29, was rushed to hospital following the shooting in Kenosha that prompted neighbours and crowds to gather and confront officers at the scene on Sunday night. As of early Monday morning, Blake remains in Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee in critical condition.

Demonstrators set fire to vehicles and smashed police cruiser windows as they faced off with police, who set off tear gas canisters to try to disperse the crowd.

The shooting happened at around 5pm as officers were responding to a ‘domestic incident,’ the Kenosha Police Department said in a news release.

In a video posted on social media Sunday that appeared to show the shooting from across the street, three officers could be seen shouting and pointing their weapons at Blake, who walked around the front of an SUV parked on the street.

As Blake opened the driver’s side door and leaned inside, one officer grabbed his shirt from behind and then fired into the vehicle.

At least seven shots could be heard, though it was unclear if more than one officer fired.

Local reports indicate that Blake’s children were inside the SUV and watched as their father was gunned down.

Several witnesses said that Blake tried to break up a fight between two women outside a nearby home, according to Kenosha News.

Before resorting to gunfire, the police attempted to subdue Blake with a Taser, to no avail, it was reported.

Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney, shared video of the incident on his Twitter feed. He noted that the shooting took place right in front of Blake’s three children.

‘They will be traumatized forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to PROTECT us. Our kids deserve better!!’

Source: Mail Online