Video: Dumpster set on fire after Ferguson shooting

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 10 at 8:51 AM

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A dumpster was set on fire after hundreds of people gathered Saturday after a teenager was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson.

Ferguson Police called for assistance from St. Louis County and nearby municipalities as large, emotional crowds gathered at the scene. In all more than 100 officers from 15 departments responded to the area. Tactical teams in riot gear were also called in. A section of West Florissant Avenue near the scene was closed for a time on Saturday evening.

Police are asking the community to stay calm and allow the investigation to proceed. Authorities are releasing few details about exactly what happened, however a news conference is scheduled for Sunday morning.

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