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Tear Gas Fired at Minneapolis Protesters Over George Floyd's In-Custody Death

A shooting was reported near the site of Monday's incident

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Hundreds of people gathered in Minneapolis on Tuesday night to decry the in-custody death of George Floyd, which led to the firing of four officers.

Emotion and tension ran high as demonstrations became unruly, with windows damaged, graffiti sprayed and a police car vandalized, NBC News reports. Officers in riot gear confronted protesters and fired tear gas.

One person was shot in a non-life-threatening incident, said police spokesman John Elder. A suspect fled the scene. It wasn't clear if the violence was related to the protests.

The shooting happened inside a building near the site where Floyd was detained a day earlier.

Protesters filled the intersection where Floyd died, carrying banners that read, "I can’t breathe" and "Jail killer KKKops." They later marched to a police station where officers in riot gear confronted them and deployed tear gas and fired projectiles. As rain fell, some protesters kicked canisters toward police.

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