UPDATE: 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016North 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.
I have declared a State of Emergency & initiated efforts to deploy the Nat'l Guard & Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement in CLT— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) September 22, 2016
CORRECTION UPDATE: Civilian who suffered gunshot wound during protests is on life support, critical condition. Not deceased.— City of Charlotte (@CLTgov) September 22, 2016
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.
Video courtesy of CNN
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.
Charlotte tonight: Gunshots, property damage, rioting, rocks & bottles again.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 22, 2016
Come on Charlotte: Shut this violence down. Lock them up.
Twitter is blowing up with concern for Charlotte.
These aren't protesters in Charlotte. These are hooligans. This is really really really bad. Come on guys.— Typical Sterlo. (@TeamSterlo) September 22, 2016
Many online are concerned that legitimate protests have evolved into riots.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.