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Appeal for calm after US police shooting sparks unrest

Witness points to spot where Keith Lamont Scott was shot as she speaks to reporters after a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 21, 2016The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina appealed for calm Wednesday after a night of violent protests and looting sparked by the fatal police shooting of a black man said to have been armed with a handgun. Police said 16 officers and several demonstrators were injured in clashes after the shooting death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, the latest in a string of police involved killings that have fueled outrage across the United States. “We are calling for peace, we are calling for calm, we are calling for dialogue,” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said.

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