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Jacob Blake is in a serious condition in hospital after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot him in the back seven times moments after he reportedly tried to break up a fight between two women.

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Blake is a 29-year-old father whose three sons were in the car when he was shot, according to civil rights attorney Ben Crump.

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His shooting prompted crowds of protesters to march in the streets and led to Kenosha County enacting an emergency curfew until 7 a.m. on Monday.

In the video circulating on social media, which appears to have been filmed from a residence across the street, three officers are seen shouting and pointing their weapons at Blake as he walks around the front of a vehicle parked on the road.

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As he opens the driver’s side door and leans in, one officer is seen grabbing his shirt from behind and opening fire as several people in the street are heard screaming.
Seven gunshots can be heard on the video, but it isn’t clear how many officers fired their weapons.

The Kenosha News reported that several witnesses said Blake had tried to break up a fight between two women outside a home on 40th Street.
The witnesses said police had attempted to use a stun gun on Blake, who was unarmed, before shooting him in the back.