Transcript for State of Emergency Declared in Ferguson, Mo.
headline, a state of emergency declared in Ferguson, Missouri. The American city on edge as we head into the night. Late today these images. More than 50 protestors now under arrest after a tense 24 hours. Somber memorials marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael brown. Those peaceful protests suddenly giving way to gunfire. Bystanders ducking for cover, hiding behind that pick-up. 60 shots in just 45 seconds. This image, one teen face down on the ground, officers with their guns drawn. Tonight that teenager in critical condition. It turns out the interim police chief was actually giving an interview about the anniversary the moment the gunfire was unleashed. ABC's kendis Gibson leading us off from Ferguson. Reporter: A barrage of gunshots. Sending people scrambling for cover. Multiple shots being fired. Shots fired, Canfield and west floor assistant. Reporter: Ferguson's interim police chief in the middle of an interview when -- two groups in a gun battle firing up to 60 shots in less than 45 seconds. He's bleeding out, man. Please get him some help, man! Reporter: One of the suspects in that shoot-out, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris, seen here on the ground bleeding allegedly after exchanging gunfire with police. Harris critically wounded. The violence coming at the end of peaceful protests marking the anniversary of Michael brown's death. Former officer Darren Wilson cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Michael brown told our George stephanopoulos -- It's kind of hard to describe. I can use the word stressful but that's an understatement. Reporter: Last week telling the new Yorker he can't find a job. 18-year-old Khalid Mohammed among those marching with a sad outlook on his future. Do you feel as if you're in danger? Um, yeah, I feel a little nervous. Why? Um, because I'm -- I think I'm going to get killed. Reporter: Despite the shooting, yet another protest around the solution area today. This one peaceful so far. Authorities are hoping they stay that way throughout the night. Do you worry about tonight? We pray that we won't have another night. I'll say it that way, like last night. Reporter: But they're prepared to cope with the worst. Police on high alert tonight. That emergency deck alaration gives the police chief broad powers to exercise any means necessary to protect the public and property. David? Ken dis, thank you.
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