SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Security was tight inside and outside of the Sheboygan County Courthouse Thursday morning as 21 year old Kou Yang, of Sheboygan, made his initial appearance by video conference in connection with a fatal shooting, which occurred over the weekend at the south side Wal-Mart. Bail was set at $750,000 cash after Assistant DA Joel Urmanski cited Yang’s extensive and violent criminal record. The shooting claimed the life of 20 year old Pheng Lee of Milwaukee and wounded 21 year old Chenglung Moua of Sheboygan. According to the criminal complaint, Moua and Lee approached Yang’s car in the Wal-Mart parking lot, words were exchanged, and Yang opened fire. Lee was shot in the chest and collapsed and died as he ran. Moua was hit in the face and the leg. One shot went through his cheek taking out some teeth. Moua was able to identify Yang and he was arrested at a home in Sheboygan about 11 hours after the shootings. Yang, who is facing more than 100 years in prison, is back in the county jail to await a preliminary hearing, which is set for January 20th. Sheboygan Police are convinced that the shooting was gang-related and are on heightened alert for any signs of retaliation. As a result, there were two deputies patrolling outside of the courthouse prior to the hearing. There were also several deputies in the courthouse lobby, more just outside of the basement courtroom, and several inside the courtroom.
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