A man wielding a gun reportedly drove his car into a crowd of George Floyd protesters in Seattle Sunday evening, shooting one.
The victim, a 27-year-old male, is currently in stable condition at the hospital while the shooter was taken into police custody, according to the Seattle police and fire departments.
A man drove through 11th and hit a barricade. He exited his car and flashed a gun. The police say they have the man in custody and have the gun. They asked for anybody who is hurt to come to the barricade. A man was on the ground on 11th and Pine. He’s up now. pic.twitter.com/47eZZOvG59
— Chase Burns (@chaseburnsy) June 8, 2020
As the car blew through the crowd demonstrators began shouting, smashing its windows and attempted to bring it to a halt by throwing a metal panel in front of its path taken from a police barricade, according to the Seattle Times.
The shooting reportedly happened while the gunman was still in his car, per the Seattle Times. The man who was shot reportedly got hit as he reached through the driver’s window. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Breaks Down Every Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Suspects In 2019)
“I heard the gunshot go off in my arm. My whole thing was to protect those people down there,” the man who was shot said, according to Alex Garland, the Seattle Times reported.
Story unclear at the moment but young man shot on 11th and Pine. Daniel, 26, wanted to tell his story. With the help of other medics I got a tourniquet on his arm. Street medics were on the spot with gauze and pressure. He walked off the scene. pic.twitter.com/g9Ism58YkF
— Alex Garland (@AGarlandPhoto) June 8, 2020