Obama calls for calm in Missouri after Michael Brown shooting

Two days after the fatal shooting of a black teen by police in Missouri, US President Barack Obama has made an appeal for peace in the area.

Updated: Aug 13, 2014, 10:40 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Missouri: Days after the fatal shooting of a black teen by police in Missouri, US President Barack Obama has made an appeal for peace in the area.

Riots broke out on the second night in a St Louis suburb after the shooting of Michael Brown, who was shot to death in Ferguson last week.

Dozens of people were arrested after shops were vandalised during the riots and police had to fire tear gas to disperse the rioters.

While the investigation in the case are underway, police has claimed that the teen was shot fatally on Saturday afternoon during struggle with a gun in police car.
However, witnesses have claimed that an unarmed Brown was shot dead while his hands were raised, the BBC report stated.

While addressing the community on late Tuesday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said that the shooting felt "like an old wound torn fresh," according to the report.
The name of the officer involved in the shooting is being withheld for security reasons.