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    The gun found on the scene of the shooting of African-American Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, was loaded, US media report.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A source close to the investigation told CNN on Friday that the weapon recovered from the shooting scene was loaded and that the fingerprints, blood and DNA recovered from the gun matched with Scott.

    Charlotte has been swept by protests starting Tuesday night following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year old African-American man, by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. The police claimed Scott had a weapon, but his family denies he was armed.

    On Friday, attorneys for Scott’s family released to the media a cellphone video of the shooting taken by Scott’s wife, where the woman says that her husband "has no weapon."

    Police video footage has not yet been released to the public despite public demands to do so.

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will reportedly travel to Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend amid the protests.

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