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Charlotte Hornets' official shop was looted during the Charlotte protests

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Charlotte, North Carolina is in a state of emergency following two days of riots and protesting after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday by a police officer. 

Scott was shot after exiting his car holding a weapon following officers' continual requests for him to drop the firearm. The officers were looking for a different suspect when they encountered the 43-year-old.

The angry response comes after another black man, unarmed Terance Crutcher, was gunned down in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the same day after his car had broken down. 

The second night of protests was interrupted on Wednesday as a protester shot another. 

Footage has been doing the rounds on social media showing police clashing with protestors, fires breaking out and tear gas being used.

During the confusion, the Charlotte Hornets' official team store at the Time Warner Cable Arena was broken into and looted by angry members of the public. 

Images posted online show the damage done to the store and the sheer amount of merchandise that was taken.

16 officers were injured in the chaos of Tuesday night and, following the shooting of a protestor on Wednesday, governor Pat McCrory has called for help from the National Guard and Highway Patrol.

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