2 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Kenosha protests
KENOSHA, Wis. — Two people are dead and another injured following a shooting at a protest in Kenosha.
People were gathered for a third night, protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
In a statement, Kenosha police say the shooting happened near 63rd St. and Sheridan Road around 11:45 p.m. Authorities said a third victim was taken to the hospital for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Police have not arrested a suspect yet, but witnesses reported seeing a man carrying a rifle running from the scene.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says he is confident a man will be arrested soon.
The killings came after Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, earlier on Tuesday urged peace and an end to the violence. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers called on Wisconsin’s Democratic governor to send more troops to Kenosha.