Illinois teen arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Kenosha

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By: Mayra Monroy

ANTIOCH, ill. — An Antioch teen has been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting of two people at a Kenosha protest Tuesday night.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in Antioch, Illinois on Wednesday. He is accused of shooting and killing two people at a Kenosha protest. The Village of Antioch Police Department said the teen was arrested Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened just before midnight near the area of 63rd Street and Sheridan Road. Kenosha police said there were reports of multiple shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims.

Rittenhouse will be charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Earlier on Wednesday, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities were searching for a possible “vigilante” who was seen in several social media videos running through the area with a long gun.

Beth told the Journal Sentinel that one victim had been shot in the head and another in the chest. A third person was shot and taken to an area hospital.

Rittenhouse is awaiting extradition.

People protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake were in the area of 63rd and Sheridan before the shooting happened.

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