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morning that led 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 was a scary weekend and kie attic and all hands on deck kind of morning for the milwaukee police department. s night of unrest and that's exactly what happened. let's take you to the 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. we caught it all on tape there. authorities rushed to the scene minutes later to put it out. all weekend long the milwaukee police are tweeting the updates out on twitter. we are hoping to learn more information about what happened last night, where there arrests or injuries, and we are hoping on today. 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. >> 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
the camera was rolling when people started throwing rocks and bricks at officers. take a look. 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. back live here, later today, we hope to get an update from police on the conditions of the officers who were hurt overnight. live downtown, thema ponton, wisn 12 news. >> thank you, thema. >> 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
in that video from news chopper 12 earlier. >> 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 a few blocks away at fond du lac 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. the awning still snd 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. if this matters to you, if your
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 arrest record including some 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 5:35. >> 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. >> sally is in the weather center for us this morning. good morning, sal. >> plenty of kids are still out of school but a lot of them have started and as we go to one of the last weeks of summer, the weather is good overall. patchy fog in the usual spots. the clouds are going to fill in today and partly cloudy skies and reaching up to the low 80s.
racine, and the temperatures in at 66. you can see the clouds are filling in the south. the weather bell, some early morning fog and then sunshine. then for tomorrow, rain and storm chances really increase for us wednesday and again and friday, friday night and saturday. a couple of spotty showers for tomorrow a >> sally, thank you. now to traffic watch, traffic is picking up a little bit. drive times are all in the green. a look at the news across the country, the police an all clear
>> shots were reported fires. >> a major disaster in louisiana as the flood waters are continuing to rise. more than 20,000 people have been rescued and the national guard is working to rescue more people. fema is on the scene. >> drum z is getting ready to return to wisconsin and coming to milwaukee tomorrow. trump was in green and mike pence stopped in wisconsin three times. >> tim kaine is visiting wisconsin this week. tim kaine made several trips to wisconsin campaigning for clinton. >> 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
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>> welcome back. >> 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. morj crews are on the scene of a house fire. there is no word on how the fire start and whether it has to do with the unrest in the area. >> wisn 12 news has had crews out all morning gathering new
>> we are going to tim elliott live at the police headquarters with the latest. tim. >> it is a beautiful morning with the sun coming up, but it was an ugly for the city as a whole. the city dealing with the riots and chaos and violence for two niebts in a row. the police and sheriff called to keep the peace and trying to restore order and there were confrontations and one person was hurt when someone opened fire last night. an armored vehicle was called in. a couple of hours later, wisn news chopper 12 was on the air and we saw a car on fire and the officials rushed to the scene.
milwaukee and the authorities are hoping to put the weekend behind us and moving forward as a whole. >> tim, thank you. two police officers were hurt overnight. news chopper 12 was flying over the scene and caught the moment that the police officer was hit by the rock and fell to the ground. other officers carried him away. the other officer was hurt in a squad car when smashed. >> 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 worried about whether this would escalate and what more needed to be done, not just last night but in the coming days and sadly, we've seen it elsewhere around the country and
is that it's escalates. our hope is that it would de-escalate here. >> just a few hours after walker spoke, more violence erupted in milwaukee as people once again took to the streets. >> several aldermen condemning the violence and supporting people who live peacefully in sherman park. khalif rainey represents that neighborhood and came out yesterday morning to help clean up. he's asking people there to stay calm but says he understands what led up to the chaos. >> we didn't accomplish anything with destroying, you know, property. you know, however, i think that the conditions in this neighborhood throughout the summer have been festering, you know, it's not just about the incident that occurred yesterday, it's about all the incidents that occurred prior to this and a lot of city officials with laissez-faire, sitting back, you know not really, having a response. i hope if anything, this has demonstrated this community has a great need. we have a great need over here and there needs to be
resources that's attributed to this neighborhood. >> rainey says he's committed to fighting for his neighborhood so that more resources come into sherman park. >> while some people in milwaukee are at odds with the police, others are thanking them for their service. >> a church group gathered at o'reilly auto parts yesterday one of the businesses damaged by fire to support officers. the greater new birth church offered prayers and support. they thanked officers for keeping milwaukee safe. >> the thing we want them to know is we are here for them. we know they took an oath to serve and protect, we took an oath. they are a part of our community. >> the officers who were at the gathering say it was the highlight of their day. >> wisn 12 news time now is 5:49. >> more on the unrest in milwaukee in a moment.
sal? >> we are keeping an eye on patchy fog and especially in some of the usual spots. thank you, joel, for checking in on facebook. along highway 67 reporting a little fog. he said that the fog was roof level. thanks to joel for that. otherwise, visibility pretty good across the area and lying river valleys could be getting patchy fog. later we are met with clouds filling in from the west and between the two, i anticipate additional cloudiness into the afternoon. not a full over cast. a few clouds. we have the low pressure cruising up to missouri and up to illinois and end up in lower michigan and with it, it is bringing chances for showers and increasing, especially for tomorrow. now today i think we are dry
the early temperatures 64 at brown deer and glendale. touch cooler 61 waukesha. you are seeing the clouds as they begin to fill in for us, especially this afternoon. the winds today are light and east. we have a stray shower going on the model. this is tonight at mid neekt shths the low i up to illinois and clippingson wisconsin. north counties will be staying dry. this is tomorrow at lunchtime. still lots of dry hours. it is tomorrow night at 10:30 we stand a better chance for rain and storms to roll through and continuing for us early wednesday morning. the week ahead forecast, 82 today.
better chances for rain and a few storms tuesday night and early on wednesday. warm and humid on thursday. highs of 84. over the weekend is temperatures in the 70s for the highs. >> thank you, sal. traffic watch 12, 43/94 looking good. drive times are all in the green... >> back to breaking news, tensions are high in milwaukee. overnight, there was more violence in the sherman park neighborhood. it's the second day in a row that crowds gathered as a response to a fatal police shooting. according to milwaukee police, an officer shot and killed an armed suspect on saturday afternoon. it was captured on body camera but that footage has not been released yet. now this unrest began saturday night after that police shooting
>> six fires broke out, a bp station is burned to the ground. a beauty supply store and a bank, grocery store and others were targeted as well. >> a car fire and protestor are rocking a police vehicle back and forth. >> bus shelter was thrown to the street a pulled down and a dumpster was put in the middle of the street. >> this video is showing a squad car with the window smashed in. >> this all began saturday afternoon after a police shooting. a 34ris officer shot and killed a suspect during a stop, sylville smith was carrying a stolen gun. milwaukee is making the national headlines because of the unrest. the new york times tweeted this
violence many milwaukee was decades in the making. washington post writing about the situation. abc news is following the gopmentes closy. we are working with abc news to bring you the latest information. >> while the events were unfolding, the milwaukee police are keeping the city up to date via twitter and tweeted out the photos and injuries and damage. officers made a number of arrests overnight. the final update just after 3:00 a.m. that officers were restored order. 5:54. we continue to follow the unrest in milwaukee. >> tracing the conflict back to the beginning and what is next in the investigation in the fatal shooting and what we are learning about the suspect
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that was set on fire, but it was still a calmer scene than on saturday night. there is not a cur fee in milwaukee, but there is a state of emergency in place this morning and put into effect by governor walker yesterday. >> for the latest on the violence, we are going to tim live at the police headquarters. tim? >> well, ben, melinda, the for a second night of unrest. still some damage was done last night. news chopper 12 was in the air when someone set a car on fire in the neighborhood and the authorities rushed to the scene and put out the fire. significant damage was done right there. also, crowds gathered at sherman