2 Protesters Dead After Armed Citizen Open Fire in Wisconsin
Written by Jazzy T on August 26, 2020
UPDATE: An Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in Antioch, Ill., on Wednesday morning after being charged with first degree intentional homicide in the fatal shootings of two protestors.
Two people were shot dead during the third night of protest in Kenosha Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake was shot in the back several times by police.
A young White man was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the street just before midnight on Tuesday. He had a semi-automotive rifle. He was heard saying “I just killed someone”.
One victim was shot in the head, the other in the chest. A third victim is expected to survive.
The shooter is said to be part of a militia of armed citizens that have been patrolling the streets, with the support of local law enforcement.
There’s a video of police giving the militia bottles of water and saying “We appreciate you being here”.
A 19 year old protestor who cradled a lifeless victim in his arms told the Chicago Tribune:
“We were all chanting ‘Black lives matter’ at the gas station and then we heard, boom, boom. And then this guy with this huge gun runs by us in the middle of the street and people are yelling, ‘He shot someone! He shot someone!’ And everyone is trying to fight the guy, chasing him and then he started shooting again.”