State of Emergency Declared, National Guard Arrives in Charlotte Following Protests

CBS North Carolina, September 22, 2016

The North Carolina governor declared a state of emergency after a person was critically injured in a shooting as more intense violence and looting broke out Wednesday night during protests against the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

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The National Guard and the State Highway Patrol were deployed to the area on the suggestion of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.

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City officials said the shooting was not due to a police officer and instead was a civilian who shot another civilian.

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CBS News reported that EMS had to use an armored vehicle to retrieve the shooting victim.

In other violence, a CNN reporter was tackled while giving a live report on TV. A TV reporter and cameraman for WCNC-TV in Charlotte were taken by ambulance to a hospital after being attacked, the station said.

Around 10:35 p.m., protesters were near Trade and Caldwell streets and were trying to break windows at the Hyatt House hotel when the third round of tear gas was deployed. Many windows were eventually broken and WBTV reported that two Hyatt workers were assaulted by crowds.

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The Hornets’ team store at the downtown arena was looted after several windows were broken, according to photos and info from WCNC-TV.

EMS officials said they had taken eight patients–seven law-enforcement officers and one civilian–to area hospitals during second night of protests..

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[Editor’s Note: The videos are not part of the original story, but show some of the rioters’ actions.]

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