DEVELOPING STORY: Violent protests lead to state of emergency in Charlotte

A man squats near a pool of blood after a man was injured during a protest of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A man squats near a pool of blood after a man was injured during a protest of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

UPDATE: Protesters move to I-277 in uptown Charlotte.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina governor declares state of emergency in Charlotte, sends National Guard as violent protests continue.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte as protests over a police shooting turned violent for a second night.

McCrory said in a statement late Wednesday he was also sending the National Guard to Charlotte as scattered groups of protesters continued to attack reporters and other people, break windows and set small fires in North Carolina’s largest city.

Wednesday’s protests started as a prayer vigil, but a group split off and marched through downtown. The march turned violent after a protester was shot and critically injured. City officials say police did not fire the shot.

After the shooting, police in riot gear began firing tear gas and marching through downtown arm in arm.

Keith Scott was shot to death Tuesday. Police say he had a gun, but neighbors and his family say he only had a book.

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