A man was shot dead in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night as supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed, police said. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement the shooting took place about 8:46 p.m. and that officers nearby heard the gunfire. A picture from the scene published by Getty Images showed the man wearing a hat with a Patriot Prayer logo.
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation on Wednesday evening, Aug. 26 released the name of the officer who shot Jacob Blake Sunday, Aug. 23, Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the department. DOJ officials said Blake “admitted that he had a knife in his possession” Sunday evening. During the incident, officers attempted to arrest Blake, 29.
Two people were shot dead and another injured when at least one gunman opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid demonstrations against the police shooting of Jacob Blake three days ago. David Beth, the county sheriff, said people describing themselves as belonging to a militia had been patrolling Kenosha’s streets in recent nights but he did not know if the shooter was involved with such a group.
There have been clashes for a second night in Wisconsin, with buildings and cars set alight, following the police shooting of a black man on Sunday. Jacob Blake, 29, is in a stable condition after he was shot several times as he went to a car and opened its door in the city of Kenosha. Governor Tony Evers has called up the National Guard to aid local police.
Five people were killed and 61 others, including three teenage boys, were injured in shootings across Chicago this weekend. Surging summer gun violence has prompted activists to call for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to declare a state of emergency and have the National Guard deployed to the city. Last weekend saw 64 people shot across Chicago, seven of them fatally.
Five people were killed after an employee opened fire at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee on Wednesday, police said. Milwaukee police said they responded to reports of a shooting in the area just after 2 p.m. and found the gunman, a 51-year-old Milwaukee man, dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities also found five employees of the “old Miller brewery” who had been killed in the attack.
Eight people were shot in Seattle on Wednesday, authorities said, and one of them died from their injuries. The Seattle fire chief, Harold Scoggins, said authorities began receiving calls at about 5 pm warning of multiple gunshot victims. One person was found dead in a heavily trafficked area of downtown and five others were taken to a Seattle hospital, he said.
Two victims were killed and three others were injured when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded Texas church on Sunday morning before he was shot to death by two armed parishioners, including a security guard. The shooting occurred at 10:57 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement and was captured on the church’s livestream of the service, officials said.
President Trump is traveling on Wednesday to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — the sites of deadly mass shootings this past weekend. Local leaders are greeting the consoler-in-chief with skepticism but hope the president will hear them out. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, told reporters on Tuesday that she was “disappointed” with Trump’s response so far and with his failure to push for stricter gun laws.
A gunman cut through a fence to avoid security and opened fire at Northern California’s popular Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three and wounding at least 15 before police fatally shot him as terrified people and performers ran for cover. He appeared to randomly target people when he opened fire just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the conclusion of the three-day festival that attracts more than 100,000 people to the city known as the “Garlic Capital of the World.”