WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The gun used by Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse in the fatal shootings of two men in Kenosha in August was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County, Ill., state’s attorney announced Tuesday.
An investigation was conducted by the Antioch Police Department regarding the gun used in the shooting in Kenosha on Aug. 25, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim said in a news release. His office reviewed that investigation to determine if any crimes were committed in Lake County.
The investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, Nerheim said. Additionally, there is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.
Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, remains held in a juvenile detention center in Lake County without bond due to pending criminal charges in Kenosha. Rittenhouse is due back in Lake County court on Oct. 30 for an extradition hearing.
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