The Latest: Property damage from unrest could reach millions

MILWAUKEE (AP) " The Latest on violence in Milwaukee following the shooting of a black man by a police officer (all times local):

11 a.m.

Federal officials say the cost of damage to eight businesses that were burned during violence in a north side Milwaukee neighborhood could exceed several million dollars.

A team of special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the fires that destroyed or damaged a BP gas station, an auto parts store, a bank, a beauty supply shop, a grocery store and three liquor stores on Saturday and Sunday.

The team is using dogs to help detect accelerants.

The agency is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Special agent Joel Lee would not disclose how many calls or tips have been generated by the offer.

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7:30 a.m.

Federal arson and explosives specialists are searching the rubble of the businesses destroyed or damaged by violence in a Milwaukee neighborhood.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Response Team are looking for evidence that could lead them to the people that caused the destruction Saturday and Sunday in the Sherman Park neighborhood on Milwaukee's north side.

Eight businesses were destroyed or damaged by fire, including a BP gas station, an auto parts store and a bank. The agents are working with dogs trained in accelerant detection.

Special agent Joel Lee says investigators need the community's help in catching those responsible. The agency is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Informants can remain anonymous.

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6:35 a.m.

The teen shot in the neck during weekend violence in a Milwaukee neighborhood is out of the hospital.

Ben Olson tells WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/2bGsLkZ ) that the bullet remains lodged in the back of his neck. Olson says doctors have told him he's lucky to be alive.

The 18-year-old says he was dropping off a friend after attending the State Fair on Sunday when they saw the crowd gathering and decided to check it out.

Olson says he didn't hear any gunshots at the scene, so the shooting caught him by surprise. He says police officers surrounded him on the steps of a nearby home, carried him to their armored vehicle and took him to the hospital.

The teen says the bullet hit a portion of his vertebrae and he has some numbness in his hands as a result.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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