One shot, multiple arrests after police enforce Ferguson curfew

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - More tear gas and gun-fire in the streets during another violent night in Ferguson and leaving many to wonder when will it end.

One person shot, a police car hit by gun-fire, and seven arrests as police enforced the governor's new curfew.   Police fired smoke bombs and tear gas at protesters who didn't want to leave after the midnight curfew rolled around.  Police got reports of people on the roof at Red's Barbecue.  Then they saw a man in the street with a gun and they found a man shot in the neck, critically hurt.  That is when the SWAT Team came in.

Police tried to move back the crowd with smoke bombs and tear gas to try to get to the shooting victim.  By the time police got to the scene near Red's the victim was already gone.  He was taken to the hospital in a private car.

Authorities arrested seven people for failing to disperse the area around.  At around 1am it appeared that police had removed all of the protesters.

Captain Ron Johnson talks about dealing with the protesters at curfew time. "There was a shooting victim near QuikTrip and Red's Barbeque.  As we approached Red's Barbecue we deployed tear gas.  The first can of gas that was deployed was there.  In an effort to get back and get to the shooting victim.  Also, a police car at that location was shot at."

We don't have any details on whether that police car was hit.  But, we don't believe that anyone was injured.

We did get video overnight of police processing the car used to take the shooting victim to the hospital.  County police tell FOX 2 that the shooting victim is in critical condition.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear.

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