State of emergency in Charlotte

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A state of emergency is issued in Charlotte, North Carolina as violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man sparks a second night of unrest. Linda So reports.

State of emergency in Charlotte

A state of emergency in Charlotte, North Carolina.

And the National Guard has moved in.

This after a second night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott, a black man.

Protesters threw rocks at police, smashed windows and looted stores.

The manager at this Hyatt hotel says two employees were punched.

Officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up the crowd.

One protester was shot and gravely injured by a civilian.

Scott’s wife issued a statement appealing for calm.

As the investigation into his death continues.

Police say the 43-year-old was shot and killed by officers after he refused to drop a gun.

His family maintains Scott was holding a book, not a weapon.

His death the latest in a string of fatal police shootings involving black men that has sparked a nationwide outcry.

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