SEATTLE (AP) — One man was killed and the other was in critical condition at a pre-dawn shooting Seattle’s protest zone, police said Saturday.
The shooting occurred at roughly 3 cubic in the region near downtown called CHOP, that stands for”Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone, authorities said in an announcement on Twitter.
Seattle Police Sgt. Lauren Truscott told The Seattle Times that she did not know whether authorities had obtained anybody into custody and she had no immediate information about the way in which the shooting unfolded.
Researchers were reviewing reviewing public-source video and body-camera movie for hints and police planned to disclose additional details regarding the shooting afterwards, Truscott said.
Two men with gunshot wounds came in a personal car at Harborview Medical Center in roughly 3%, said hospital spokesperson Susan Gregg. One died and another one was in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Protesters have cordoned off several blocks close to a police station in Seattle’s Capitol Hill community in the wake of demonstrations against police violence because the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a few weeks past.
Authorities have mostly disappeared from the zone following clashes with protesters finished with people throwing things at police and authorities tear gassing people and utilizing other audience control munitions. City officials also have said they’re still communicating with demonstration leaders, who had vowed to maintain the peace in the zone.
The problem has attracted the continuing ire of President Donald Trump. His tweets about sending in the army have been met with condemnation from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee, both Democrats.