Kenosha Shooting Video Shows Gunman Open Fire On Protesters, Then Walk Calmly Past Police

A graphic video captured the moment a man opened fire at protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin before walking past several police cars without being stopped.

Three people were shot late on Tuesday night as the third night of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, turned deadly.

Two people have died, while another was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, the Kenosha Police Department said early Wednesday.

Several videos circulating on social media indicated that multiple shooters were involved and that one of the victims was shot in the head. Police have not released any additional details about the shooting or the victims.

But a video posted on Twitter by Brendan Gutenschwager showed the moment a young man armed with a long gun opened fire and shot at several protesters after they chased him down a street.

He is seen tripping and falling in the middle of the street before turning around and opening fire repeatedly, clearing the street as people ran for cover.

"Shots can be heard fired elsewhere as well, corroborating reports of multiple shooters tonight," Gutenschwager tweeted alongside the clip.

Later in the video, blaring sirens are heard as several armored police vehicles approach the scene. The armed male is then seen calmly walking towards the vehicles, with his hands apparently on his weapon before raising both of his arms in the air.

"Hey, he just shot them!" a man is heard shouting. "Hey, dude right here just shot them!"

But several police vehicles are seen driving past the armed man without stopping him. Towards the end of the clip, a police officer is heard over a loudspeaker directing him to get out of the road.

"Closest I've come to dying while filming yet. Didn't know if that guy would turn the gun towards me," Gutenschwager added in another tweet. "I just wanna thank God I'm alive today."

In a news release, Kenosha Police said investigators are aware of the videos circulating on social media. They urged anyone who witnessed the shooting or has uncirculated videos or photos to contact the department.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told The New York Times that the investigation is focused on the group of men who were armed with guns outside the gas station. As of early Wednesday, no-one appeared to be in custody in connection with the shooting.

People gathered near the gas station after police fired tear gas for a third night to disperse protesters who remained outside Kenosha's courthouse after an 8 p.m. curfew took effect.

There, some shook a newly erected protective metal barrier and threw water bottles and fireworks at the officers lined up behind it, according to the Associated Press.

The police department and sheriff's office have been contacted for additional comment.

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Law enforcement hold a line on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Brandon Bell/Getty Images
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