A Black Lives Matter counter-protester who allegedly went on a shooting spree on Tuesday night that left two protesters dead and another seriously injured will claim self defence.
It comes after the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin was experiencing a fresh wave of protests following the maiming of a black man, Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times by local police in the back.
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Police were called after reports of multiple gunshot victims at 63rd and Sheridan Rd about 11.45pm Tuesday night, the Kenosha Police Department said in a statement the following morning.
“The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” police said.
Following the incident, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
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