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Shooting in Seattle protest zone leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

America Protests Seattle
Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 16:35:27-04

SEATTLE (AP) — A shooting in Seattle's protest zone has left one person dead and another critically injured.

Authorities say the shooting before dawn Saturday happened in the area known as CHOP, which stands for Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.

Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired in a park within the zone but were met by a violent crowd that prevented officers' "safe access to the victims."

Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg says two males with gunshot wounds arrived in a private vehicle at the hospital at at about 3 a.m.

She says a 19-year-old man died and the other male was in critical condition.