State of emergency declared in North Carolina after new violence

A state of emergency has been declared in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina, after protests against the fatal police shooting of a black man turned violent. For a second consecutive night on Wednesday, hundreds of rioters clashed with local police in downtown Charlotte, with police deploying tear gas to disperse the crowd. One person has been shot and seriously wounded, according to city officials, who added that the gunshot was fired by one civilian at another civilian. Some reports said the person had died, but officials later denied this.

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