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Teenager arrested after 2 killed in Wisconsin protests

Aug 27, 2020 14:36 IST

A 17-year-old white teenager was arrested on Wednesday after two people were shot to death during a third straight night of Wisconsin’s protests over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. The teenager, Kyle Rittenhouse, from Illinois, was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Two people were killed Tuesday night and a third was wounded in an attack apparently carried out by a young white man who was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle. In the wake of the killings, Wisconsin governor authorized the sending of 500 members of the National Guard to the violence struck Kenosha city, doubling the number of troops.

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