Shooting in Seattle protest zone leaves one man dead

Shooting in Seattle protest zone leaves one man dead

Posted on 06/21/2020

A 19-year-old man is dead and another man is injured following a shooting at Seattle's protest zone early Saturday.

Police say they receive reports of shots fired in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone better known as "CHAZ."

That's where protesters have been camped out for days.

This is body cam video you're seeing now so it's a little shaky.

It shows officers trying to respond to the scene.

One officer can be heard saying "Please move out of the way so we can get to the victim! All we are trying to do is get to the victim and provide aid."

But the Seattle Police Department says demonstrators became aggressive and would not allow them to enter.

A bystander can be heard yelling "You don't belong here!"

Instead medics from inside the protest area took the victims to a medical center.

Police say the shooter is still at large.