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Jacob Blake video: police shoot black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin

VIEWER CAUTION IS ADVISED | Another video has captured the shooting of a black man by police and it has sparked violent protests in Wisconsin.

Jacob Blake shooting, live updates, reactions and breaking news in Kenosha. 

Protests erupted in the US state of Wisconsin following a police shooting of a reportedly unarmed black man, forcing officials to impose a curfew in the city of Kenosha.

Jacob Blake shooting report forces curfew

The man was hospitalised in a serious condition on Sunday evening afterpolice shot him multiple times after which crowds gathered at the scene, local media reported.

The victim has been identified as Jacob Blake by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers in a tweet. "We stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites," the governor wrote.

The shooting happened at around 17:00 local time in Kenosha as officers were responding to a "domestic incident". The victim was immediately taken to a hospital by the police, according to a statement issued by the Kenosha police department.

No further explanation was given by the police as to what led to the shooting. The shooting will be investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, police said.

This video circulating on social media and cited by the US press shows the man walking towards a car followed by two officers and one of them shooting him as he opens the car door and reaching in. VIEWER CAUTION IS ADVISED