One person was killed and a 14-year-old boy was injured in a shooting on Monday morning near the self-proclaimed protest area organized by Capitol Hill.
The Seattle Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots fired around 3 am near 12th Avenue and Pike Street. Police said the callers reported that several unidentified people fired on a white jeep that had been near or near one of the area’s barriers.
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No suspects have been identified publicly. Police said they were investigating the accident, but while they were looking for evidence on the Jeep they found that the crime scene had been “disturbed”.
The organized protest zone of Capitol Hill, or CHOP, was established earlier this month by protesters protesting the police brutality and the killing of George Floyd after the Seattle police department left the district there. Oriental.
Monday’s shooting was the fourth shooting near or in the CHOP area within nine days, the NBC KING affiliate reported. At least one other person was killed and Seattle officials on June 22 ordered to leave those occupying the area.
Seattle officials said Sunday that CHOP would be dismantled, but it also remained intact at night.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said last week that officers would return to the East Precinct, but didn’t say when.