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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