Seattle police tweeted Sunday evening that they are investigating another reported shooting inside Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” following a Saturday morning shooting that left one person dead.
The area has been deemed a no-cop zone and police said they were “met by a violent crowd that prevented officers safe access to the victims” while responding to that shooting.
The department tweeted early Monday morning Eastern time – late Sunday Pacific time – that there was one person at a hospital with a gunshot wound. Seattle Police Department added that they heard reports of another shooting, but had not verified it.
Police investigating reported shooting inside CHOP zone. One person at HMC with gun shot wound. Hearing reports of a second shooting, but have not be able to verify at this time. Conflicting reports, will update with more information when available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 22, 2020
Police have not yet released further information about the latest shooting. It is unclear who transported this gunshot victim to the Harborview Medical Center (HMC). “CHOP ‘medics'” transported the first two gunshot victims to HMC for Saturday’s shooting, according to police. (RELATED: Seattle Police Say They Were Met With Resistance After Responding To Shooting That Left One Dead In ‘CHAZ’)
“Officers attempted to locate a shooting victim but were met by a violent crowd that prevented officers safe access to the victims. Officers were later informed that the victims, both males, had been transported to Harborview Medical Center by CHOP ‘medics,'” the police wrote in a press release.