Update (August 25, 2020): Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black father shot repeatedly by cops in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday is now paralyzed from the shooting, according to his father. 

According to The Chicago Sun Times, the father, also named Jacob Blake, says his son now has “eight holes” from the bullets which were lodged in his body Sunday night. 

“I want to put my hand on my son’s cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I’ll be OK,” he said. “I’ll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son.”

Detailing his son's character, he said Blake was a generous person. 

“If you were in need of something and my son had it, he would not hesitate to give it to you,” his father said. “He’s a very giving individual.”

As Blavity previously reported, Kenosha, Wisconsin, became the latest U.S. city to be set ablaze following senseless police violence. 

Original story (August 24, 2020): A Black man in Wisconsin is fighting for his life and another in Louisiana is dead after police shot both of them in the back over the weekend. 

Jacob Blake, who was shot in Kenosha, WI, remains in serious condition while Trayford Pellerin was pronounced dead at a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Pellerin was shot outside of a convenience store on Friday evening when police responded to a "disturbance involving a person armed with a knife," CNN reported. According to a statement from the Louisiana State Police, officers found Pellerin in the store's parking lot with a knife and tried to arrest him. As he left, police followed him on foot. Police said they tried to use tasers during the chase, but it was "ineffective."

Officers then opened fire as the 31-year-old tried to enter the convenience store, according to the statement. 

In Wisconsin, Blake, 29, was opening the door of a parked car in a residential neighborhood when officers opened fire and struck him in the back on Sunday night, The New York Times reported. The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. when police “responded to a reported domestic incident," according to the state Department of Justice.

Video from witnesses showed multiple officers standing on a sidewalk next to a four-door SUV while Blake goes away from the police, walking along the passenger side of the vehicle.  While the officers yell and point a gun at him, Blake goes around the front of the car and opens the driver-side door. That's when at least half a dozen shots were heard in the video. The 20-second clip ends shortly after the shooting. 

According to witnesses, Blake was trying to break up a fight before officers arrived and he had his three children in the car. 

Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin went to Twitter to express sympathy for the family of Blake.

"Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin," the governor said. "Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries."

The state Department of Justice said the Division of Criminal Investigation “aims to provide a report of the incident to the prosecutor within 30 days.” The division will then determine whether any charges will be filed.  The officers involved are placed on administrative leave.

"While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country," Evers said on Twitter.

The governor paid respect to a few of the dozens of Black men and women who have been killed by police.

"We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country— lives like those of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Dontre Hamilton, Ernest Lacy, and Sylville Smith," Evers tweeted. "And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites."

Widespread protests, which were sparked by the death of George Floyd, continued in Louisiana and Wisconsin after the shootings. Video on social media showed demonstrators damaging the Kenosha courthouse over the weekend. 

Protesters in Lafayette also came together to demand justice.

"None of our communities are safe when the police can murder people with impunity or when routine encounters escalate into deadly shooting sprees," Alanah Odoms Hebert, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana, said in a statement. "The ACLU of Louisiana will continue to demand justice for this brutal killing and push for reforms that will end the epidemic of police violence once and for all."