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Violence and unrest continued through the night in Ferguson, including the shooting of a man who was said to have pointed a gun at police near the protest site.

From the St. Louis-based KMOV:

According to police, four men wearing ski masks and armed with shotguns were walking in the area of Chambers and Sheffingdell just before 1:00 a.m. Police said they had received numerous calls for shots fired in the area.

When officers arrived on the scene they found around 30 suspects fleeing on foot. Officers confronted one person who pulled a handgun on the officer, according to police. Authorities said the officer shot at the man because he was fearful for his life.

The man is in critical condition. According to ABC, police added that the shooting was not related to the protests that have continued in the wake of Saturday's shooting.

In another incident, a woman was shot in a drive-by shooting in Ferguson shortly after midnight. She is expected to survive; it's unknown whether it's related to the protests.

As we noted yesterday, despite pleas for peaceful protest by Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Michael Brown, tense standoffs have continued between Ferguson police and protestors, who have called on the police to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting. Citing fears for his safety, the police have withheld his name.

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