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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Wednesday as a second night of violent protests erupted in Charlotte, N.C., following the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott.

One person was shot by another civilian during the protests Wednesday night, authorities said. That person is alive and in critical condition.

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Authorities also said four police officers were injured.

On Tuesday, Scott was fatally shot by Charlotte police Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black. Officers said Scott was armed and posed a threat. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters during the demonstrations that left about a dozen officers injured.

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