US: 2 shot dead during anti-racism protests

3rd victim has ‘serious but non-life threatening injuries,’ say Kenosha police as protests in Wisconsin rage on

Beyza Binnur Donmez   |

ANKARA – Two people were shot dead and one injured in the Midwestern US state of Wisconsin late Tuesday as protests against the police shooting of a Black man turned violent, said local police.

Police in the city of Kenosha said in a statement Wednesday that they responded to report of shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims around 11.45 p.m. (0445GMT). It said a third gunshot victim was taken to a hospital with “serious but non-life threatening injuries.”

Saying the investigation is ongoing, the department did not provide further information about the shooters or the victims.

Julio Rosas, a journalist at the scene, shared video footage on Twitter showing a man tripping and falling to the ground before firing multiple rifle rounds into a crowd.

Separately, some protestors confronted the police and National Guard and tried to push down the barricades in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on the third consecutive night of protests.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.