Police have closed portions of uptown Charlotte on Wednesday night after a series of gunshots were fired. One man has reportedly been shot. There are conflicting reports as to whether the protester who was shot is dead or alive.
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) September 22, 2016
The protests are the second night where the North Carolina city has erupted after a man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot by police after he allegedly was carrying a gun. Some have–mistakenly according to police–believed that Scott had a book, not a gun, in his vehicle when a police officer shot him. But authorities have said that they confiscated a gun–and didn’t find a book–in the vehicle.
The first night of protests saw many police officers injured, and now this second night has seen a protester shot–according to police by another protester.
— Todd Walker (@ToddWalkerNews) September 22, 2016
The crowd is protesting the Tuesday, Sept. 20 police shooting of Keith Lamont Smith. Police say he was shot and killed after he produced a gun during a meeting with police. Local activists say Smith was shot outside his car while holding a book, and that he was no danger to the police because he was disabled.
This is the second round of street protests, which broke out Wednesday night. Breitbart News is reporting the news from protests as it happens.
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 22, 2016