Mourners gather for funeral of US teenager Michael Brown

Hundreds of people are gathering for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed American teenager who was shot dead by police on 9th August.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, the teen's father called for calm, saying: "We need a moment of silence on our son. We need peace on his going-away."

Three White House officials will attend the service.

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Medical examiner: Six bullets struck Missouri teen

Six bullets struck Missouri teen Michael Brown before he died, according to a medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on behalf of the family.

Dr. Michael M. Baden said six bullets struck Michael Brown.

Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the city of New York, said six bullets hit the teen but some of them may have reentered his body a number of times, including one that created five wounds.

He added that only three bullets were recovered from Brown's body he had not had access to the X-rays showing where they were found which would help him clarify the results.

Pointing to an entry wound at the top of the teens head, he said: “This one here looks like his head was bent downward. It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”

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