FERGUSON, Mo. – For the second night in a row Ferguson will be under a curfew. It's an attempt to calm the unrest, which has plagued the city for the last eight days.
Missouri State Highway Patrol superintendent, Colonel Ron Replogle, announced today the curfew in Ferguson will remain in effect to protect public safety.
On Saturday, Gov. Jay Nixon put in place a curfew from 12 a.m. until 5 a.m. Seven people were arrested early Sunday morning for failure to disperse. He also declared a state of emergency in Ferguson.
One person was critically wounded in a shooting along West Florissant Avenue. Capt. Ron Johnson with the Missouri State Highway Patrol couldn't confirm if the victim was a protester. One person also fired a shot during the protests. That person was not apprehended, and police did not shoot back.
Nixon told CNN during an interview Sunday afternoon that police are "are trying to use the least amount of force to provide people the ability to speak, while also protecting the property of Ferguson."
The second night of curfew comes one week after riots broke out by protesters demanding justice for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Aug. 9. Brown was unarmed when he was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson with the Ferguson Police Department.
On Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal autopsy on Brown at the request of his family.
Standoff between police, protesters over Ferguson curfew: