Ferguson has yet again descended into absolute chaos, after overnight looting, violence and shootings broke out throughout the city.
Gunfire erupted last night in three separate shootings, as gangs of violent criminals targeted city law enforcement who were gathered to keep the peace during the latest round of protests. St. Louis County police said that during one of the shootings one of the suspects involved opened fire on plainclothes detectives before being pursued and shot by the officers.
In a statement released Monday morning, St. Louis County police said the suspect was one of at least two people who exchanged gunfire at around 11:15 p.m. local time along West Florissant Avenue. Chief Jon Belmar said that between 40 and 50 shots were fired in an exchange that lasted approximately 45 seconds, an amount he described as “remarkable.”
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Rioters say they are “Ready for War”
Shortly before the gunfire rang out, these criminals were caught on video chanting that they are“ready for war.”
State of Emergency Declared
St. Louis authorities declared the state of emergency Monday morning as they prepared for a second night of protests marking the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, the criminal whose death spawned last year’s protests and riots. The State of Emergency was announced by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited last night’s violence in Ferguson as the reason.
“The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger,” Stenger said in a statement.