An Illinois teenager was arrested Wednesday for killing two people and injuring a third during protests in Wisconsin over the murder of Jacob Blake
Sources reported that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in Lake County, Illinois, as a fugitive. Documents say Rittenhouse is being charged with first-degree murder in Kenosha County.
The victims gave the description of the suspect to the officers
Authorities have not yet named the two victims of the shooting, but have described them as a 26-year-old man from Silver Lake and a 36-year-old man from Kenosha. The officers reported that Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, was shot in the hand while protesting in Kenosha with the People’s Revolutionary Movement, a mass organization based in Milwaukee. He is expected to survive.
Three people were killed early Wednesday morning, two were fatal, during protests in Wisconsin over reports that police shot an unarmed black man.
The third victim is expected to survive
Kenosha Police Department said in a statement that they and support agencies answered to 63rd Street and Sheridan Road amidst the reports of firing. The shooting reportedly resulted in two killings; The third victim was taken to hospital in severe condition but not fatal injuries.
The sources reported that authorities are looking for a man with a long gun suspected of being involved in the shooting. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth informed the sources that one victim was got wounds in the head and another in the chest.