Police officers watch protests near the Omni Hotel Sept. 22, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP
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The U.S. city of Charlotte, North Carolina awoke under a state of emergency Thursday after one person was seriously wounded in a second night of violent protests over the police shooting of a black man.Several hundred people taunted riot police late Wednesday amid clashes in the city center.Authorities had said the protester was shot by a civilian, adding that police did not open fire.Scott's death is the latest in a string of police-involved killings of black men that have fueled outrage across the United States.Ahead of Wednesday's protest, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton weighed in on the violence in Charlotte, which came on the heels of another fatal police shooting of a black man, Terence Crutcher, on Friday in Tulsa.They spotted a man later identified as Scott, who they said was holding a handgun as he exited and then re-entered a vehicle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney told journalists.Officers approached the man and loudly commanded him to get out and drop the weapon, at which point Scott exited the vehicle armed, according to police.Earlier on Wednesday evening, several hundred angry protesters, mostly African American, marched to the Charlotte police headquarters.
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