FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Gunfire broke out at a march marking the second anniversary of the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on Tuesday night, police said.
Despite peaceful protests earlier in the day, the mood changed when a pedestrian was hit by a speeding car. Several people tried to block the car, with the driver then putting the car in reverse.
Witnesses said some protesters pulled out their guns and opened fire on the car as it drove away.
“I just started screaming, and the bullets started flying, and I started screaming some more,” said Heather DeMian, who was live-streaming Ferguson protests throughout the day.
Police believe the incident was an accident and the driver, a woman who is being “very, very cooperative” with police, simply did not see the person. Her identity was not released, but she was reportedly not injured in the incident, despite bullet holes in her car.
The condition of the person struck by the car is unknown and no arrests have been made.