Second Man Dead in CHOP Shooting as Antifa Leaders Plan to Move Into Police Station
By Tyler O’Neil
The Capitol Hill
Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) Occupied Protest (CHOP) in Seattle experienced yet another tragic shooting on Monday morning, leaving one man critically injured and another man dead. It appears they again prevented the Seattle Fire Department from aiding the victims, instead rushing them to the hospital themselves. According to some reports, the shooting began with passengers in a white van firing at CHOP residents and “CHOP security” returning fire.
Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) pledged to disperse CHOP last Monday following two shootings that left one dead and three injured last weekend. Her efforts to remove the instigators failed, and CHOP now intends to take control of the Seattle East Precinct Police Station in order to secure anti-police demands.
“Officers investigating a shooting near 12 Ave/Pike Street. Reports of two people injured. More information when available,” the Seattle Police Department tweeted early Monday morning. That street corner is about two blocks from Cal Anderson Park, where CHOP initially camped out in tents.
Officers investigating a shooting near 12 Ave/Pike Street. Reports of two people injured. More information when available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 29, 2020
Harborview Medical Center (HMC) told CBS Seattle reporter Deedee Sun that one of the two shooting victims has died at the hospital.
“HMC tells me one of the two CHOP shooting victims has died. The other is still in critical condition here,” Sun tweeted. “This is the second fatal shooting at the protest zone within 10 days.”
#BREAKING: HMC tells me one of the two CHOP shooting victims has died. The other is still in critical condition here.
— Deedee Sun (@DeedeeKIRO7) June 29, 2020