Report: 1 injured in gunfire at Ferguson protest

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A man has been injured by gunfire amid a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, and one person has been taken into custody, according to a newspaper report.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1PVbiOV ) about 50 people gathered Tuesday night near the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot in August by a Ferguson police officer. The protest came as a much larger demonstration was ongoing in Baltimore for a second night over the death of Freddie Gray.

The newspaper reports the man was shot in the leg, and police who were on site took one person into custody and recovered a gun.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the shooting was related to the protest.

A message seeking comment from Ferguson police wasn’t immediately returned. A spokesman for St. Louis County police said he had no immediate details.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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