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Violence engulfs Ferguson with gunfire and tear gas

Shootings, fire bombs and tear gas in Ferguson as governor sends in National Guard

FERGUSON, Missouri -- Multiple shootings, fire bombs and tear gas marked the worst night of violence in the St. Louis suburb that has been engulfed in tensions since a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced early Monday that he was "directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard to assist," in restoring peace and order to the community.

“This is not just a black/white issue — this is a human issue,” said Ferguson resident Lisa Williams. “If we all come together on this, then we can make a difference not only for African-American lives, but all children.”