Violence besets Ferguson Sunday night before curfew

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - Sunday the residents around West Florissant awoke from a night that saw some violence along West Florissant. But the violence did not include any looting. Police had to use smoke and tear gas to disperse a large group of protests around 12:40 am.

Police had to respond to several incidents, one was a shooting near Redz Barbecue at West Florissant and Canfield were police a man was spotted with a gun and a man was found in the street with a gunshot wound to the neck. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Just as cooler heads seemed to emerging from Saturday’s curfew and a peaceful Sunday morning and afternoon on West Florissant at the QuikTrip, violence once again erupted just around 8:30 pm.

Police started to disperse a large crowd youth on West Florissant that had marched on the Northland Plaza that is being used as the mobile command center for police operations in Ferguson. Verbal confrontations were occurring with police officers, with some protesters throwing rocks at officers.

St. Louis County police say several Molotov cocktails were thrown at officers.

Tactical units and police on the stand-by started moving down West Florissant deploying smoke, tear gas and high frequency sound waves to clear the street taking several people into custody.

FOX2 has also confirmed that police fired rubber bullets at the crowd, attempting to disperse the crowd. Some residents in the area said the rubber bullets damaged their cars and broke windows.

CNN reported that the push by the police was due to one person being shot, suffering minor wounds.

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