CHARLOTTE — After a second night of violent demonstrations here that left one man clinging to life and several businesses damaged, North Carolina Gov . Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency just before midnight
Wednesday and sent the National
Guard and state troopers to assist local police .
A march of a few hundred people
turned chaotic after dusk, after
protesters attempted to follow police in riot gear into the lobby of an uptown hotel. Officers used tear gas, and then a reporter heard a gunshot and saw a man lying in the street near the hotel entrance .
The man, who was not identified , was taken to a hospital with injuries that medics said were “ life – threatening. ” Officials announced on Twitter that the man had died, then later tweeted that he was on “ life support .” No other
information was given .