One of the victims of last night’s shooting in Kenosha leaves behind his partner and step daughter, according to social media.
Anthony Huber, 26, was identified by loved ones as one of the two victims fatally shot overnight, CBS’s Milwaukee affiliate reported. Joseph “Jojo” Rosenbaum, 36, from Kenosha, was also fatally shot, and a 26-year-old from West Allis was shot and is expected to recover.
Hannah Gittings, who said she’s Huber’s partner, posted on Facebook Wednesday calling on people to “go out there and skate as hard as you can” in Huber’s memory.
At Basik skatepark in Kenosha, mourners came out to pay respects to Huber. Chalk notes read #SkateForHuber and called him a hero. Three people there on Wednesday night said they knew Huber but declined to speak to a reporter.
A GoFundMe page that’s raised more than $39,000 for Huber’s partner and step daughter said Huber died trying to take down an attacker who was shooting crowds of people protesting in Kenosha in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Authorities arrested 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide, said Commander Norman Johnson of the Antioch Police Department.
“Anthony [Huber] is an American patriot and we should all be so lucky to have folks like him to defend this country from White Supremacists,” one comment on the fundraising page said.
Rosenbaum leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. He was originally from Waco, Texas, but stayed in Wisconsin to be close to his daughter, his sister Barbara Rosenbaum said Wednesday night.
Another victim is Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, of West Allis. A member of the People’s Revolution Movement of Milwaukee, a social justice group, he was shot in the arm, another protester, Oscar Walton, said Wednesday. Walton said he is a paramedic.
“His whole reason for being out here was to provide medical services to protesters in Kenosha, and when Gaige tried to detain [the active shooter], he got shot in the arm,” Walton said
Contributing: Tom Schuba