Protester Shot in Charlotte Riots

A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina as protests continued over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte on Tuesday, with one person shot late Wednesday and reported in critical condition. Authorities stressed that the victim was not shot by police officers. The victim was initially reported dead but authorities later said he was on life support. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said late Wednesday that he was declaring a state of emergency over the unrest and sending in National Guard troops. The Daily Beast’s Ryan James saw the shooting from several yards away on Wednesday. A civilian shot toward a crowd, injuring an apparent protester who was bleeding on the scene. Officials claimed Tuesday that the police shooting was prompted by Scott holding a gun, but his family members maintained that he was reading a book when the altercation happened.