Hong Kong police reportedly opened fire on Monday morning on people gathered for a rally, with at least one person being hit by a bullet.
The group was rallying to pay their respects to a university student who died last Friday as a result of the chaos in the city.
According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, police fired live rounds at the demonstrators on the eastern side of Hong Kong island and shot a 21-year-old protester in the torso.
Two more live rounds were fired seconds later by the same police officer and another masked protester reportedly fell to the ground, but is unclear whether he was hit.
The two people that the police fired live rounds at are now reportedly in critical condition in hospital.
Also, according to CNN, a man who confronted a group of democracy protesters at another site on Monday was drenched in flammable liquid and set on fire.
The Hong Kong Hospital Authority told CNN that a man who sustained burn injuries was admitted to the hospital and is in a critical condition.
The violence comes after the death of 22 year old Chow Tsz-lok energized the demonstrators who are already furious with the police's heavy-handed response to the protests.
Chow was pronounced dead by a hospital on Friday a few days after he fell from a parking building after the police fired tear gas at the group of protesters he was with.
This prompted tens of thousands of Hong Kongers to attend multiple memorial events in several locations, including at the garage where Chow fell to his death.
Some protests turned into chaotic confrontations between police and protesters.
Protests are continued in Hong Kong on Monday as the shooting has only added to the public outrage.
Activists blocked roads, train and subway lines as early as 7 AM local time and trashed shopping malls as part of their protests.
At least five universities in Hong Kong have canceled classes on Monday.
Hong Kong police said in a statement on Monday that they are clearing barricades and dispersing the protesters.
Eum Ji-young, Arirang News.