Shooting Near Protest Zone in US City of Seattle Reportedly Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

© REUTERS / LINDSEY WASSONJamil jumps onto a barricade with graffiti reading "Cop free zone" as his parents stand nearby at the CHOP area as people continue to occupy space and protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 28, 2020.
Jamil jumps onto a barricade with graffiti reading Cop free zone as his parents stand nearby at the CHOP area as people continue to occupy space and protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 28, 2020.  - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Police in the US city of Seattle are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person dead and another critically injured in the latest in a series of attacks near the city’s so called CHOP zone occupied by anti-police protesters, Fox News reported on Monday.

One of the victims, both male, died after being taken to Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department, the report said, citing a hospital spokesperson.

Police earlier said via Twitter that they were investigating the incident.

​Harborview Medical Centre spokeswoman Susan Gregg told KIRO 7 television news that one man arrived at about 3:15 a.m. by private vehicle followed by the second man at about 3:30 a.m., who was brought in by Seattle Fire Department medics. The second man who arrived later died from his injuries.

People walk by signs at a barrier set up at the edge of the self-proclaimed CHAZ/CHOP zone around the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct as people call for the defunding of police and protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 14, 2020 - Sputnik International
Many Protesters Leaving Seattle's 'Autonomous Zone', Leader Reveals

Last week, three people were shot within 48 hours, including a 19-year-old man who died, according to police reports.

City efforts to dismantle the Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone - also known as CHOP – have thus far been thwarted by protesters, who reportedly blocked authorities from reaching the victim who was fatally wounded in last week’s shootings.

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