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Milwaukee mayor: Curfew for minors will be more strictly enforced tonight


Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said that a 10 p.m. curfew for minors that is already in place will be more strictly enforced Monday night. 

Our Milwaukee affiliate WISN-TV's news chopper was above Sherman and Burleigh when an officer was hit by a thrown object. Other officers can be seen carrying the injured officer to safety.

"People of Sherman Park want their neighborhood back. They want the people who've come to their neighborhood to leave," Barrett said Monday during a news conference. "We are going to make sure that peace and order are restored to this neighborhood."

Four Milwaukee police officers and four deputies were injured and one person was shot on the second night of tense skirmishes following a deadly officer-involved shooting. 

One officer was hospitalized early Monday morning after a thrown rock broke through a squad car's windshield, police said. Video from WISN 12 NEWS' helicopter showed another officer going down after being hit by a thrown object. 

"It certainly appears there are people willing to shoot at officers without concern about whether they injure or kill them," Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said. 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said that four deputies were struck by bricks and concrete. Two of the deputies are unable to return to work Monday. 

On the 3000 block of North Sherman Boulevard, officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve an 18-year-old Milwaukee man who was shot. That person was rushed to the hospital, police said. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Some two dozen officers in riot gear confronted about 150 people who blocked an intersection in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood where a man, who police said was armed with a stolen gun, was fatally shot Saturday afternoon. Police moved in to try to disperse the crowd and warned of arrests after protesters threw bottles and rocks at police.

Shots were fired at several different locations throughout the area, though all were within close proximity. Fires were also reported, the biggest of which was a car that exploded on live television.

A news crew of our Milwaukee affiliate reporting in the area of North Sherman Boulevard and West Locust Street had to retreat when the news vehicle was hit by rocks and other thrown objects.

Communicating to the public via Twitter on Monday morning, Milwaukee police said 14 arrests were made and three squad cars were damaged.

The death of Sylville Smith, 23, triggered unrest beginning Saturday as protesters torched six businesses and threw rocks at officers. Four officers were injured and 17 people were arrested, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said on Sunday.

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