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Second shooting in 48 hours reported Sunday night in Seattle’s CHOP area

Marcus Henderson CQ, with blue masks, talks with Adam Powers, center right, at the gardens at the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) or the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) in Seattle Saturday, June 13, 2020. Henderson is organizing the large-scale gardening operations at Cal Anderson Park. (Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/TNS)
June 22, 2020

A shooting — the second in 48 hours — was reported Sunday night in the area known as the CHOP, or Capitol Hill Organized Protest.

One person with a gunshot wound arrived at Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. The person was in serious condition.

Seattle police confirmed one person was injured in a shooting. They also said they heard reports of an additional shooting Sunday night, but were receiving conflicting information and could not verify that.

Dispatch logs place the emergency response at Harvard Avenue and East Pine Street, with the first reports at about 10:42 p.m., though it was unclear where exactly the shooting happened.

Seattle firefighters arrived at 10:46 p.m., two minutes after being dispatched, and went to a predesignated staging location near the perimeter of the protest zone, Fire Department spokesman David Cuerpo said. A couple of minutes later they were notified that the injured person had been taken away in a private car, Cuerpo said.

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No other details were immediately available about Sunday night’s shooting.

Early Saturday, a 19-year-old man was killed and a 33-year-old man was injured in another shooting in the area. That shooting remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made.

Protesters have been occupying the area around Cal Anderson Park and the Police Department’s East Precinct on Capitol Hill, dubbing it the CHOP, since police left the site following multiple nights of clashes between officers and demonstrators during protests against police brutality.

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