Victim In Critical Condition After Being Shot at North Carolina Protests as Governor Declares State of Emergency
The City of Charlotte wrote that the civilian was on life support, correcting an earlier tweet that stated the shooting had ended in a fatality.
One person has been left in critical condition after being shot Wednesday night during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the City of Charlotte.
In a tweet following the victim’s hospitalization, the City of Charlotte wrote that the civilian was on life support, correcting an earlier tweet that stated the shooting had ended in a fatality.
According to the city’s Twitter account, the shooting occurred between civilians. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department did not shoot.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory issued a state of emergency and sought deployment of the National Guard.
McCrory called in to Fox News minutes after, saying, “The main thing that I’m doing is providing assets to the police department.”
The protests began Tuesday night after a police officer fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, an African American, outside a Charlotte apartment complex.