FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.
Hundreds of residents packed two churches Tuesday evening for meetings following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. People also gathered in the streets, shouting at police. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that police again fired tear gas into a crowd, and that two people were wounded in separate shootings.
At one gathering with clergy members and elected officials, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon urged calm "in the face of crisis." At the other church rally, the Rev. Al Sharpton called on police to release the name of the officer involved but also pleaded for calm.