WCNC and other news sources are confirming multiple shots fired during a riot in downtown Charlotte this evening. At least one person was wounded and in critical condition, in what is being described as a civilian-on-civilian shooting.
This is the second night of rioting following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott yesterday by CMPD police officers.
Despite claims by his family that he only had a book in his possession, pictures of a semi-automatic pistol taken by witnesses have been released, and WSOCTV in Charlotte is reporting that dash camera video shows Scott advancing on officers with the gun in his hand.
Despite this apparent reality, Black Lives Matter is attempting to portray Scott as a victim, and has a hand in tonight’s unfolding bloodshed.
We’ll update this story as we have more information.
The young black male shot during the riot earlier this evening—reportedly by another young black male—has died.
We now have one fatality, two citizens hospitalized, and an officer down.