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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At least one person has been shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, a security expert told WSOC-TV.

Earlier, protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel, and officers fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn’t immediately clear how.

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Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.


Officers on bicycles surrounded a pool of blood on the ground, and a few people threw bottles and clods of dirt at police.

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The tense standoff continued as police fired small canisters of tear gas into the protesters.

On Tuesday, 43-year-old Keith Lamont 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.

Please check back for updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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