Twitter explodes after shootings occur in Ferguson overnight

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FERGUSON - Multiple people were shot in Ferguson late Sunday night and early Monday morning exactly one year after the shooting death of Michael Brown.

People took to Twitter after a peaceful protest became violent.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said a man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson was in "critical, unstable" condition Monday morning after being struck when the officers returned fire.

When the incident first happened, the St. Louis County Police Department let people know in the area through Twitter.

The police updated their Twitter feed with more information as they gave press conference.





Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of anyone involved, but Tyrone Harris told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the injured man was his son, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr.



The St. Louis NBC affiliate, KSDK, reported two other men were shot in a separate incident by an unknown suspect around 2:15 a.m. near a Michael Brown memorial.



Twitter users also posted pictures from the scene early Monday morning and late Sunday night.