Update: More information about Kyle Rittenhouse’s shootings has come to light after the publication of this article. An update at the bottom sets the record straight.
Amid violent Black Lives Matter riots and arson in Kenosha, Wisc., on Tuesday night, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse opened fire at looters in two separate instances, killing two people and injuring a third. Police arrested Rittenhouse on Wednesday after cops apparently congratulated him on Tuesday night. Early reports suggest Rittenhouse shot one man in the head while the victim was looting a car shop, but his second shooting appeared to involve self-defense after looters threw a Molotov cocktail at him.
Rittenhouse came from Antioch, Ill., which is only 15 miles away from Kenosha, the Associated Press reported. Authorities arrested him on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide.
Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer reported the first shooting, showing footage of the aftermath. It seems Rittenhouse shot a white man in the head while the victim was looting a car shop.
BY TYLER O’NEIL