VICTIMS OF TUESDAY SHOOTINGS BOTH LEAVE BEHIND DAUGHTERS
One of the victims of Tuesday night’s shooting in Kenosha leaves behind his partner and stepdaughter, according to social media.
Anthony Huber, 26, was identified by loved ones as one of the two victims fatally shot overnight, CBS’ Milwaukee affiliate reported. Joseph “Jojo” Rosenbaum, 36, from Kenosha, was also fatally shot. 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 memory of Huber, an avid skateboarder.
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 stepdaughter 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.
She wants her older brother to be remembered as the man he was. He loved to draw, she said; he was goofy and crazy; he loved playing jokes on everybody.
And he also was a compassionate father. “He loved his daughter very much.”
His sister also discouraged people from contributing to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his burial. While the creator of the page couldn’t be reach for comment, the woman said on social media that she had permission from Rosenbaum’s partner.
The third 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.
ABOVE: Anthony Huber (left), 26, leaves behind his partner, Hannah Gittings (right), and a stepdaughter. GOFUNDME
LEFT: Joseph “Jojo” Rosenbaum, 36, kisses his daughter. PROVIDED