Three Injured In Separate Shootings During Ferguson Protests For Freddie Gray

By Desire Thompson

Three people were injured in two separate shootings in Ferguson this week during community marches for Freddie Gray.

The shootings occurred late Tuesday evening as a group of about 50 protesters marched near West Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive, the same area where Michael Brown was shot and killed by former officer Darren Wilson last year, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.

Acting Ferguson Police Chief Al Eickhoff informed reporters that five arrests were made during the protests when people unrelated to the cause interfered. Eickhoff took over the position after Thomas Jackson resigned in March.

“This community is trying to move forward and there are people who are just set on violence,” Eickhoff said. “(The people who committed crimes) were not protesters, they were just a criminal element set on undoing all that this community has done to move forward.”

Two victims were shot in the neck by Windward Court, while the other was shot in the leg near Florissant Drive. The shooters are as yet unknown. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

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Source:: Black America Web

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