According to several witnesses, including producers at Fox News, Baltimore cops chased down and shot a man in the street this afternoon, but police officials say that no shooting occurred and the man was hospitalized “out of an abundance of caution.”

On Twitter, Fox’s Greta Van Sustren said that a crew working for the channel saw a man wounded by the officers. Van Sustren described the victim as “alive, but in bad shape” before being transported to the hospital, and Fox cameras caught footage of man being put into an ambulance.

Baltimore police quickly refuted those reports on Twitter and to the press:

That story runs counter to what was reported by witnesses at the scene, including one woman who spoke to a Fox reporter on the ground. That woman said that the victim, who she said was unarmed, was sitting with his friends on a bench when police approached. She said the man was shot in the back as he fled on foot.

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The chaotic post-shooting scene was captured by several Ustream broadcasts. One, which has been archived here and is embedded below, showed a man lying on the sidewalk and surrounded by a crowd and several officers. The stream shows some bystanders arguing with police, which led to at least one man being sprayed directly in the face with pepper spray.

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Later, after Baltimore police officially refuted witness accounts of the incident, Fox’s Shep Smith retracted his network’s report with a bizarre apology.

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We will continue to update as the situation becomes clearer.