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>> right now on "wisn 12 news this morning," another night, another round of unrest in milwaukee. police in riot gear patrolling the streets as crowds show up in the sherman park neighborhood. officers attacked, a shooting explosion caught on camera. we have live team coverage of the overnight emergencies. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. another tense morning in milwaukee. it's the second day in a row that problems were reported in the sherman park neighborhood. news chopper 12 was flying above the area overnight as shots were fired, fires were set, and officers were attacked. we have team coverage of a situation that continues to get
thankfully there were no major building fires overnight, but as you can see, at least one car was set on fire this morning which led to an explosion. >> later today, we expect to learn much more about everything authorities encountered this morning. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is live at police headquarters with the latest. tim. >> it's been another all hands on deck kind of morning for the milwaukee police department. they say they were prepared for the possibility of a second night of unrest and that's exactly what happened. overnight, large crowds showed up in milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. police officers and sheriff's deputies were on hand to keep the peace, but there were some confrontations. one person was hurt when someone opened fire near sherman and burleigh at 11:00 p.m. an armored vehicle was brought in to pull that shooting victim to safety. a couple hours later, news
someone set a car on fire. authorities rushed to the scene minutes later to put it out. the police department is active on twitter since this started on saturday and updating with the tweets. we haven't heard this morning yet how many people were injured last night, how many possible arrests were last night and we hope to learn more information later in the day. live in milwaukee, tim elliott, wisn 12 news. >> overnight, at least two police officers were hurt in the sherman park neighborhood. >> our live team coverage continues with wisn 12 news' thema ponton. she's outside police headquarters this morning with the latest. thema? >> melinda and ben, we've learned that at least two police officers were hurt late last night and early this morning. that's in addition to the four officers who were hurt on saturday night. let's start with some exclusive
people started throwing rocks and bricks at officers. you can see one officer get hit and then fall to the ground. other officers then pulled that officer to safety. the police department has been posting photos on twitter overnight. the pictures show damage to several different squad cars. some had smashed windows, others had scratches and dents. police say the damage was caused by thrown bricks, rocks, and glass bottles. later today, we hope to get an updaro conditions of the officers who were hurt overnight. as soon as we lern any new information, we'll bring it to you. live downtown, thema ponton, wisn 12 news. >> thema, thank you for the update. >> we're learning more about the police who were targeted overnight. police tweeted these photos saying an officer was saved from projectiles by this protective helmet. this incident happened along sherman boulevard. it's not still clear if this is from the same incident you saw
>> this was the second night of unrest in the neighborhood. shootings and fires were also reported late saturday into early sunday morning. here's a look at some numbers from that round of unrest. police say four officers were hurt. 17 people were arrested. seven squad cars were damaged. six businesses were set on fire. many more were damaged or looted. the first large fire was at a bp gas station at sherman and burleigh. and burleigh, an o'reilly auto parts was destroyed. a beauty supply store at the same intersection also burned along with a b-mo harris bank branch at 36th and fond du lac. as the night went on, fires broke out at pj's supermarket at 21st and burleigh and mjm liquor near 23rd and north. >> the bp station that burned to the ground has been the site of conflict this summer. on june 30th, the windows were damaged when a crowd gathered
nearly a month later, in july a group of teenagers gathered at the gas station. an employee, also the owner's son, fired gunshots into the air to get the crowd to disperse. that led to protests at the gas station and the employee was fired. and finally, saturday night the gas station was set on fire after the police shooting. it burned to the ground. >> yesterday morning, wisn 12 news returned to the bp station at sherman and burleigh. here's a look at the damage in daylight. th building and multiple vehicles were destroyed in the fire. people arrived and began cleaning up the debris scattered around the gas station. one of them was alderman khalif rainey who represents the sherman park neighborhood. he's asking people all around the city to help clean up after the unrest. >> you know, i just encourage everybody to come out today, all the people of the city of milwaukee, north side, south side, east side, wherever you from.
heart is touched, if you felt any kind of way last night, come out and stand here with us and help us begin to pick up the pieces restoring our community. >> rainey said it's been heartbreaking to see the community destroyed. >> this all started with a fatal officer-involved shooting saturday afternoon. >> police say 23-year-old sylville smith was carrying a stolen gun when an officer shot and killed him. chief ed flynn has revealed the officer who fired is african-american. police say smith had a long charges that were dismissed. flynn says the officer's body camera documented the shooting at 44th and auer. that video has not been made public yet. the mayor and governor are both urging officials to release it as soon as possible. the wisconsin department of justice is leading the investigation into whether the shooting was justified. wisn 12 news time now is 4:36. >> when we return, more breaking news coverage. >> while the sherman park neighborhood works to clean up
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>> welcome back to "wisn 12 news this morning." another night of unrest in milwaukee. at least two officers were hurt overnight in the sherman park neighborhood. police say rocks, bricks, and bottles were thrown at officers. news chopper 12 also recorded video of a car that was set on fire then exploded. we'll have coverage throughout the morning. >> but first, weather watch 12 and a check of your work week forecast. >> we are talk about patchy fog. a cloudy come back later on today and for tonight and rain and storm chances for tuesday night and wednesday and into friday. for today then, sunshine to
we stay dry and reaching up to the low 80s. the clouds are filling in if from south and the west and between the two a few afternoon clouds. the low pressure is moving into illinois and clipping southern wisconsin late tonight and tuesday and a slight chance for a few scattered showers as well. we have a look at the workweek forecast >> now to traffic watch, everything is moving smoothly this morning. all drive times are in the green. wisn 12 news time now is 4:41. >> our team coverage of breaking news continues in just a moment. >> we're following the unrest and violence in milwaukee for the second night in a row. the confrontations between the crowd and police officers and the damage that's been done in sherman park over the last 36 hours. stay with us,
>> our breaking coverage continues, more unrest in milwaukee overnight. police in riot gear responded to the sherman park neighborhood for the second night in a row. at least two officers were hurt when the crowd started throwing rocks and other debris at police. >> not quite as many problems as the day before, but still police say shots were fired, a man was hurt, fires were set and police made several arrests. >> wisn 12 news has had crews out all morning gathering new information about what happened. >> now we are going to tim elliott at the police headquarters with the latest. tim? >> it is a scary time for the milwaukee police officers and residents for that matter. ben, we saw unrest last night and certainly not on the same
the chaos and violence on that flight. we have video from last night know. disturbing images here. someone set a car on fire and the authorities rushed to the scene and put out the car fire and significant damage was done there was an 18-year-old shot and that man wur rushed to the hospital and not word on his condition. it is very early this morning and we are hoping to learn more about the arrest and injuries from last night. live in milwaukee, tim elliott, wisn 12 news >> at least two police officers were hurt overnight, responding
the scene and caught the moment that a police officer was hit by a rock. z he fell to the ground and other officers carried him away. the other officer was hurt when their squad car window was smashed. we're hoping to learn new details about what happened, later today. >> governor scott walker addressed the situation here in milwaukee during a support the blue event yesterday. >> walker has put the wisconsin national guard on standby in case milwaukee law enforcement needs help. >> i was whether or not things would escalate and what needed to be done last night and in the coming days and my sense is that in states where the governor waited too long, that it escalates. our hope it is going to dees kate late here. >> just a few hours after he spoke more violence erupted in milwaukee.
the people to stay calm and understanding what led up to the chaos. >> we didn't accomplish anything with destroying property, however, the condition in this neighborhood throughout the summer is festering. it is not just about yesterday, it is all the incidents occurrin lot of city officials sitting back, you know, not having the response. i hope, if anything, it demonstrates that the community had a need here and it neats invest m and support and resources contributed to the neighborhood. >> he's committed to fighting for the neighborhood for the
park. some are at odds with the police and others are thanking them. >> a church group showed up to support the officers, they offered prayers and support and thanking the officers for keeping milwaukee safe. >> the thing that we want to police officers to know we are here for them as well. they took an oath to protect and serve the community and we took the god to help and protect and serve the community as well. >> the officers say it was a high light of their day. >> 4:49. more on the unrest coming up. >> first to the forecast with sally sally severson. >> we are looking at the visibility, it is pretty good. down to three miles in kenosha. nine miles at fond du lac.
a reduction for the visibility the potential will lower. a live look at sheboygan, 63 degrees. dew .62. not a surprise this morning to have the dews up a bit. the temperatures, quite a ling t range. 59 west bend. 63 madison. we have 70 port and sheboygan and racine and kenosha. 66 and we have fair skies, but the clouds sort of knock at the door today. especially filling in from the south. high clouds are rolling later this morning and the clouds are filling in from the south and later today from the west. this is a potent low pressure and moving to the north and with it, we see a bitter chance, not only for the clouds but a couple of showers as well. the cloud deck is filling in and
of stray showers, i don't think that happens throughout the day but clouds. as the low is lifting into illinois, this is tonight at mid night, rain and showers across northeast illinois and clipping far southern wisconsin. showers tomorrow are going to be scattered and very light, many, many dry hours. but tomorrow night then, that is 10:30 tomorrow night and into wednesday a better chance for organized shower activity. for today, party sunny, 82. 67 tonight. a um coo of showers going overnight tonight. isolated shower chances tomorrow. a little bubble of warm air for thursday and friday. i think we stand a chance for rain and a few storms thushz night and friday. we are back into the 70s next weekend. >> all right, sal.
mitchell street. it is early on this monday morning and the drief times are all in the green for you. >> back to the breaking news coverage, tensions are running high in milwaukee. overnight more violence in the sherman park neighborhood. this is the second day in a row that the crowds are gathering. an officer shot and kille armed suspect on saturday afternoon. the unrest began saturday night after the shooting. >> six different fires broke out in the neighborhood, a bp gas station burned to the ground on saturday. this is video from news chopper 12. a bank and grocery store and others were targeted as well. >> this is showing a car fire
back and forth. >> the crowds pulled up bus shelters and threw them to the street and a traffic light was pulled down in the area and a dumpster ended up the middle of the street. >> take a look at this. this is showing a damaged squad car. the wind shield was smashed in saturday night. >> a killed a suspect saturday afternoon and smith was carrying a stolen gun at the time. milwaukee is making the national headlines because of the unrest. the new york times tweeted this racial violence in milwaukee decades in the waking and the washington post writing about the situation. abc news is following the
information. >> milwaukee police kept the city up to date via tweeter. now according to the twitter feed, the officers made a number of arrests overnight and the final update that officers were restoring order near sherman andbury lie. >> we continue to follow the >> the police shooting that set off the vie especially will and what we are learning about the
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calmer scene than saturday night. there is not a curfew in milwaukee but a state of emergency put in effect by governor scott walker. >> we are going live to tim el yet at the police headquarters. tim? >> we have seen this happen in the cities around the country recently and now it is happening in our city. the milwaukee police very busy overh order in the neighborhood. they were prepared for a second night of unrest last night and that is what they got. we are going to the video. over light large clouds showed up to shearman park neighborhood, police and sheriffs on hand and trying to keep the peace, but there were confrontations. a person was hurt when someone opened fire and that happened around 11:00 last night.