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State Of Emergency In Charlotte After Ongoing Violent Protests [VIDEO]

One person was shot Wednesday during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, and police say the shot came from a civilian, not police. The unidentified victim, originally reported to have died, is on life support. Late in the night, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency, and will deploy the National Guard to assist local police. A police officer has also been injured, several protesters have been arrested, and police have fired tear gas into the crowd. This was the second night of protests, sparked by the police shooting of a 43-year-old black man, Keith Lamont Scott. Police say an officer opened fire after Scott emerged from his car with a gun, and that they have retrieved a gun from the scene; Scott’s family says he did not have a gun, but rather a book in his hand.

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