Authorities say at least two people were shot overnight as unrest over the killing of an unarmed teenager continues in Ferguson, Missouri. Captain Ron Johnson with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says violent agitators are taking advantage of the situation in the St. Louis suburb to create chaos. Police arrested more than 30 people, for throwing Molotov cocktails, hurling bottles and firing guns, among other crimes.
Johnson says there are two groups in the streets of Ferguson, protesters and criminals:
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Authorities say the gunshots were fired from within the crowd and struck other people in the crowd and there were no shots fire by police. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be heading to Ferguson on Wednesday to assess the situation. Holder has ordered a Justice Department investigation and a federal autopsy on 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot several times by a Ferguson Police Officer during a confrontation on August 9. Meanwhile, as a result of the ongoing unrest, the Ferguson-Florissant District will remain closed for the rest of the week. Their plans are for classes to begin on Monday August 25th. Classes were supposed to start last Thursday.