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Two people are dead and a third injured after an overnight shooting in Kenosha, police say

August 26, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, USA - AUGUST 25: Clashes between protesters and armed civilians, who protect the streets of Kenosha against the arson, break out during the third day of protests over the shooting of a black man Jacob Blake by police officer in Wisconsin, United States on August 25, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Two people are dead and a third was injured in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a shooting late Tuesday night, police said.

(CNN)Two people are dead and a third was injured in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a shooting late Tuesday night, police said.

The shooting happened amid the third night of protests over the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday evening.

On Tuesday, officers responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims around 11:45 p. m. , the Kenosha Police Department said in a news release early Wednesday.

The person injured was taken to the hospital with "serious, but non-life threatening injuries," police said.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told The New York Times his office is investigating whether the shooting resulted from a conflict between demonstrators and a group of men with weapons who were protecting businesses.

CNN has reached out to the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office.

Protests in Kenosha have been ongoing since Blake's shooting.

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