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Authorities arrest suspect in overnight shooting that left 2 dead and 1 severely injured

Posted at 5:02 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 15:46:07-04

KENOSHA — A 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois has been arrested after a shooting that left two people dead and a third injured, police say.

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.

Groups of people protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake were marching in the area prior to the shooting.

Police said two people died in the shooting and another person was taken to an area hospital.

The Associated Press said authorities are hunting for a possible vigilante seen on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a rifle. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says he is confident a man will be arrested soon.

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Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that one victim was shot in the head and another shot in the chest. Beth did not know what the injuries were of the third person shot.

No other details were released by police.

On Tuesday, hours before the shooting, Blake's family asked protesters to remain peaceful, saying if Blake saw the damage in Kenosha, he wouldn't be pleased.

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Blake is currently recovering in a Milwaukee hospital. Blake's father said that he was paralyzed from the waist down.

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