One person has been killed and a 14-year-old has been seriously injured after being shot in the Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) area, according to Seattle Police. This is the second deadly shooting in the area after another man was killed on June 20.
This time, police were called in to intervene, and when they arrived, they found an SUV riddled with bullets on 12th Avenue with two seriously injured people inside.
The two were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition between 3:15 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The man eventually died and the boy remains in critical condition.
This was the fifth shooting in two weeks in the CHAZ area and the second with fatal consequences and the police chief has said it is time for people to leave the area.
The CHAZ zone is a six-block area in downtown Seattle used as a starting point for demonstrations to protest police violence. The police were forced to leave the Eastern District on June 8 after days of violent confrontations with thousands of protesters. These protests were part of a wave of demonstrations against institutional racism and police violence that followed the May 25 death of African-American George Floyd, who died after spending nearly nine minutes drowned by a police officer who pinned his neck to his knee and hit the ground.