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People gather for a vigil at the scene of Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott at The Village at College Downs apartment complex in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The NC governor called in the National Guard after a second night of violent protests


UPDATE: 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Wednesday night after protesters clashed with police in Charlotte for a second night.

"Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency upon the request Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney," read a statement from the governor's office.

McCrory also deployed the North Carolina National Guard and the State Highway Patrol.

Police clashed with protesters angry over the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Stores in downtown Charlotte were looted and at least one person was shot during protests.

UPDATE: 11:26 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

The city Twitter account is now saying the protestor who was shot earlier is not dead but on life support in critical condition. 

North Carolina's governor declares the state of emergency in Charlotte and has initiated efforts to deploy the National Guard and Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement. 

UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.

The Charlotte Hornets have confirmed their team store has been looted by protestors, according to WSOC TV.

UPDATE: 9:42 p.m.

For the second night, protests in Charlotte have turned violent. 

According to the Charlotte city Twitter account, a civilian shot during the protests was not shot by a police officer, as many on social media believe, but another civilian. The shooting was fatal. 

Police have now begun using tear gas. 

Here's their tweet.

The NC governor called in the National Guard after a second night of violent protests

Video courtesy of CNN

The NC governor called in the National Guard after a second night of violent protests

Video courtesy of CNN


At least one person has been hospitalized amid police reports that gunshots have been fired in the Charlotte protests against the shooting of a black man, according to WBTV.  

Police are expecting another long, but hopefully more subdued night. 

Hundreds took to the streets to protest Tuesday night after a Charlotte police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott who was legally carrying a firearm. 

Scott's shooting, and the shooting of unarmed Terrence Crutcher, are the latest in a string of shooting incidents involving the police and seemingly non-threatening black people. 

Twitter is blowing up with concern for Charlotte. 

Many online are concerned that legitimate protests have evolved into riots. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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