US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is sending federal forces to Kenosha, Wisconsin after three people were shot overnight, including two fatally.
Trump said the decision was made following a telephone call with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who he said accepted his offer to send federal law enforcement officers and more National Guard to the flashpoint city.
“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets,” Trump said on Twitter. “TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!”
The city has been the site of widespread civil unrest after police shot an apparently unarmed black man Sunday, setting off demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality that have repeatedly devolved into violence and led to mass property damage.
Police are still seeking to find the suspect or suspects involved in Tuesday night’s shootings after an individual who may have shot one or all the victims appeared on cellphone footage.
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