In a Facebook post, Blake's father said his son is in stable condition after surgery.
The southeastern Wisconsin city became the nation's latest flashpoint in a summer of racial unrest after cellphone footage of police shooting Blake - apparently in the back as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the vehicle - circulated widely on social media.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who now represents Blake's family, said in a statement that Blake had been trying to deescalate a domestic incident. Police in the city, which is in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Milwaukee and 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago, did not provide details about what led to the shooting, but said the person was transported to a hospital in Milwaukee for treatment.
Hundreds of activists who'd gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday afternoon marched down State Street and remained in the area until nightfall.
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Wisconsin's Governor Tony Evers announced earlier in the day that 125 members of the National Guard would be in Kenosha by night. One police officer suffered a broken hand in an altercation with demonstrators, the sheriff's department said. "I think it should be the same for the police", she said. Kenosha police do not have body cameras but do have body microphones. As the man opened the driver's side door and leaned inside, one officer grabbed his shirt from behind and then fired into the vehicle.
Protesters set dumpster and trash fires, broke windows and looted multiple businesses, police said. Commercial and government buildings were set ablaze, along with vehicles in auto dealership lots. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the crowds and six people were arrested, according to Madison police. He said he didn't see a knife in Blake's hands. But he also condemned the "excessive use of force" in the Blake shooting and called for a special legislative session next week to consider police reforms.
Confirmed: Jacob Blake's 3 SONS were IN THE CAR he was getting into when @KenoshaPolice shot him tonight. It's also unclear whether the police were called to Blake's place of residence or if the situation involved any of his immediate family members.
"This is a limited mobilization of the National Guard focused on supporting the needs of local first responders to protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshians are able to assemble safely", the governor continued in the statement.
"I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action", he said.