Second night of violence in US

Second night of violence in US

Violence has erupted in the US city of Charlotte for a second night as protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man spun out of control. A man has died after being shot in the head as a peaceful protest over the fatal police shooting of a black man turned ugly at Charlotte’s Omni Hotel – but was not wounded by a police officer.

Riot police have lined the streets to face off against hundreds of protesters and tear gas has been fired.

Protesters are angry that a 43-year-old man, Keith Lamont Scott, was killed by police on Tuesday. Police said Mr Scott had been repeatedly told to drop his handgun before he was shot.

But his family dispute that narrative and say he was reading a book. His death sparked violent protests on Tuesday night, leaving 16 officers injured.

The second night of protests began peacefully but the demonstration was interrupted by gunfire and a man in the crowd was injured. The city initially said he had been killed but then issued a clarification on Twitter.

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