VIC­TIMS OF TUES­DAY SHOOT­INGS BOTH LEAVE BE­HIND DAUGH­TERS

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY CLARE PROCTOR AND SAM KELLY Staff Re­porters Con­tribut­ing: Tom Schuba

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

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