Protests and looting rocked a North Carolina city early Wednesday, following the fatal police shooting of a black man, with a dozen officers and several demonstrators injured in the violence.
Media reported that several hundred people gathered to protest the shooting of African American Keith Lamont Scott, 43, as was the officer who killed him.
Demonstrations began late Tuesday and grew through much of the night near an apartment complex in the city of Charlotte, where the shooting occurred.
As news of the shooting in Charlotte spread, protesters gathered, carrying signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and chanting “No justice, no peace!”
Later in the night, some protesters in Charlotte set fires blocking a major road, and others set trucks ablaze, according to news reports.
The violence comes just days after another police shooting, captured on video, of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma.