A flag flies over a department of corrections building ablaze during protests, late Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha Police officer a day earlier.

A Black man shot in the back, a teenage shooting suspect, a city in flames: The week that shook Kenosha and the country

Updated 6:01 PM ET, Fri September 4, 2020

(CNN)It took less than five minutes from a 911 call being placed reporting a domestic disturbance to a White officer firing seven times into Jacob Blake's back in front of the 29-year-old Black man's three young sons.

Those five minutes on August 23 set off chaos in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Protests and looting spread through the lakeside city's streets, leaving burnt and boarded-up buildings across a swath of downtown. Two days later, the encounter sparked another tragedy, when a 17-year-old who claimed to be defending a business shot three other people during a confrontation, killing two. And Blake's shooting reverberated nationally, with NBA, MLS and MLB stars refusing to play in an unprecedented protest.
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