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17-year-old Antioch boy charged with murder after 2 fatally shot, 1 injured in Kenosha

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, (left – Twitter, right – Facebook).

A 17-year-old Antioch boy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after he shot three people, killing two of them, during unrest overnight in Kenosha, authorities said.

Kyle H. Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide by prosecutors in Kenosha.

Rittenhouse was arrested by the Antioch Police Department Wednesday morning, law enforcement sources told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The shooting unfolded in the area of 63rd Street and Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wisconsin around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Video shared on social media showed a male, later identified as Rittenhouse, armed with a rifle.

A group of people can be seen tending to a person shot in the video and Rittenhouse is seen running away while on the phone saying “I just killed someone.”

Rittenhouse runs down the street and moments later trips and falls. Several people attack the teen, who then started firing shots, wounding several people.

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Two of the victims were pronounced dead and a third suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Kenosha police said.

Rittenhouse got up off the ground and began walking down the street with his hands up towards several police vehicles, video shows.

The police cars and SWAT trucks drive past Rittenhouse towards the area where the shooting happened.

Rittenhouse left the area and returned to his home in Antioch, where he was later arrested, authorities said.

The shooting occurred during the third night of civil unrest after Kenosha police shot Jacob Blake several times over the weekend.

Several hundred members of the Wisconsin National Guard have been deployed to Kenosha following the unrest.

Rittenhouse appeared in bond court Wednesday morning and remains held at the Depke Juvenile Complex Center in Vernon Hills. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.


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