CORRECTION: Charlotte Police sent out a tweet saying that the gunshot victim is in critical condition and on life support, not dead as previously reported.
The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency following the violent protests. State Troopers and National Guard are assisting Charlotte police.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: That gunshot victim has passed away. Neither the victim nor the suspect is believed to be a police officer. Police have used tear gas on the crowds.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Officials: One person taken to hospital in Charlotte with life-threatening injuries from apparent gunshot wound.
The emergency medical service in Charlotte says a person has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from an apparent gunshot wound.
Charlotte Medic tweeted that the person was injured Wednesday night but didn’t give details.
The service says it has taken eight patients – seven law-enforcement officers and one civilian – to area hospitals during protests over the police shooting of a black man.