We brought you this story last night but here’s more:
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The Daily Beast’s reporter Ryan James was right in the middle of the crowd and saw a black man with a gun do the shooting. He felt he was in danger and could have been shot himself.
Around 8:30 p.m., a civilian fired a pistol indiscriminately into a crowd of dozens outside the hotel, turned and ran, leaving a man laying on the ground in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. There was a loud pop, then panic and confusion. Standing about 10 yards away, I looked down the barrel of a pistol. Several people were screaming, saying someone was shot in the head and a crowd quickly formed around the victim, a black male. I thought to myself, “Oh my God, why?” Breathing heavily, I called 911, pacing around in the street. I could be the person on life support. The bullet had whizzed past me. But here I was, still breathing, and reporting this tragic news unfolding in front of me.
The shooter, a black male, was standing at the intersection of East Trade and South College streets with the weapon still aimed. He turned and ran. Emergency personnel arrived about five minutes later.
Another man who was a witness also saw it come from the crowd.
‘It seemed to me the shot came from within the crowd,’ said one man who was just three feet from where the dreadlocked man fell.
‘He fell face down. Then people crowded around him. Then, after a few seconds they were pushed back and a firefighter and another man lifted him up and carried him into the lobby of the Omni.’
‘It’s come to this. We had a nice march, but a few people came here to make trouble,’ protester Tongie Antunes told DailyMail.com. ‘It makes all African Americans look bad.’
Chances with all the video out there, someone has a video of this guy. The victim was initially reported as dead, but was corrected to be on life support, in critical condition.