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UPDATE: More arrests in Milwaukee after night of trouble

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police say they are making multiple arrests in Milwaukee after a second night of unrest over the police killing of a black man.

The arrests follow skirmishes between protesters and police but without the widespread destruction of property that marked the first night after the man's death.

Protesters earlier threw rocks and other objects at officers and police say shots were fired in a handful of locations. One person was injured by gunfire.

The number of arrests was not immediately known.


Police say one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man.

But there was no repeat of the widespread destruction of property.

Some two dozen officers in riot gear confronted a group who were throwing rocks and other objects at police near where the black man was fatally shot a day earlier. Police moved in to try to disperse the crowd.

Police Chief Edward Flynn said the man whose death touched off Saturday night's rioting, Sylville Smith, was shot after he turned toward an officer with a gun in his hand.


MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (KWWL) - Nearly 100 people have gathered next to the blackened ruins of a Milwaukee auto parts store, saying they hope not to see a repeat of the violence Saturday night that followed a fatal police shooting.

Most of the group was from Greater New Birth Church. Many wore red T-shirts that read "Grace Stop the Violence" as they sang songs and prayed.

Salanda King James says the group wants to serve as a symbol of peace.

Six businesses were burned and 17 people arrested in violence a few hours after a black police officer shot a black man.

Police said the victim was fleeing a traffic stop and was holding a gun when he was shot.

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