seattle: occupants of white SUV were 2 black kids, 16 & 14 yrs old respectively

One Dead, One Injured in Early Morning Shooting on 12th Avenue
Seattle Police Dept, Jun 29 2020

Homicide detectives are investigating after one man a 16-year-old was killed and a 14-year-old was injured in a shooting early Monday morning on Capitol Hill. Detectives have identified the deceased victim as a 16-year-old male. The 14-year-old victim is still receiving treatment at Harborview Medical Center. At about 3:00 AM, SPD’s 911 Center received multiple calls of shots fired in the area near 12th Avenue and East Pike Street. Callers also reported observing a white Jeep Cherokee SUV at or near one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone just prior to the shooting. Callers reported several unidentified people had fired shots into the Jeep. Two injured individuals, presumably the occupants of the Jeep, were transported by private vehicle from the CHOP area. One victim was taken to a meeting point with Seattle Fire Dept personnel, who then transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. The other victim was taken to Harborview by private vehicle. One of the victims, an unidentified adult 16-year-old male, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. A second victim, a 14-year-old male, remains hospitalized with gunshot injuries. Detectives searched the Jeep for evidence, but it was clear the crime scene had been disturbed. Detectives responded to the hospital and the crime scene, believed to be on 12th Avenue between East Pike and East Pine Street. This remains an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information on this morning’s shooting is asked to contact the Seattle Police Dept’s Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000.

One 16-year-old dead, 14-year-old in critical condition after ANOTHER shooting in Seattle’s occupied zone
Ari Hoffman, Post Millenial, Jun 29 2020

One person is dead and a 14-year-old is in critical condition following a fifth shooting in the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP). The deceased shooting victim has been revealed by Seattle police to be a 16-year-old boy. According to witnesses, a white SUV drove into Cal Anderson Park in an attempted drive-by shooting, and CHOP “security” returned fire. CHOP “security” is made up of armed protesters. However, from pictures on the scene, the windows of the SUV appear to have been rolled up at the time they were shot out, calling into question the initial reports. The victims were brought to Harborview Medical Center by CHOP “medics” at 3:30 AM. The shooting comes as CHOP faces an uncertain future. On Friday, crews from the Seattle Dept of Transportation arrived to begin dismantling CHOP but they were met by protesters. According to one report, occupiers pulled a gun on them. The city’s crews sat around all day Friday and eventually left as negotiations continued between various protests groups and Mayor Jenny Durkan. The crews did not return over the weekend. Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant’s Democrat Socialists of America, a local Marxist group, organized a protest in front of the Mayor’s home on Sunday. The Mayor’s address is unlisted and even redacted on Google Maps due to her past service as a federal attorney, but this did not stop the local Democrat leadership from doxing her address. Durkan, along with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and City Attorney Pete Holmes were named in a second lawsuit this week against the city for allowing the ongoing violence and occupation of Capitol Hill. The first was brought by business owners with the occupied zone. With increasing attacks and multiple groups claiming to represent the CHOP, negotiations at this time appear to have yielded no results.

One Comment

  1. PB
    Posted June 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Anger on both sides escalating now, as I’m sure was always the plan.

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