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Army veteran charged in shooting 15-year-old at Des Moines Trump rally


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A military veteran is being charged for shooting and wounding a 15-year-old girl during a confrontation at a Trump rally in Iowa last month.

Michael McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the Dec. 6 shooting in Des Moines.

McKinney, who was heavily armed and wearing body armor, told police he fired in self-defense. He has posted on Facebook in support of the far-right Proud Boys and against Black Lives Matter.

Authorities haven't mentioned the Trump rally or the race of those involved in news releases detailing the shooting, suggesting it was traffic-related.

The driver's mother says the crowd of Trump supporters subjected her daughter and the other girls to racist abuse.

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