Police are investigating after a man was killed and a teenager was hurt in an early morning shooting Monday near Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, also known as CHOP.
Around 3 a.m., Seattle Police Department’s 911 center received multiple calls of shots fired near 12th Avenue and East Pike Street, where barricades that the city tried to take down over the weekend remain.
Police said callers reported seeing a white Jeep Cherokee SUV at or near one of the barriers just before the shooting. Callers also reported that several people fired shots into the Jeep. Police said two people believed to be the occupants of the Jeep were shot.
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said both victims arrived at the hospital in critical condition.
One of the victims, a man, was later pronounced dead. The second victim, a 14-year-old boy, remains in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Detectives searched the Jeep for evidence but said it was clear the crime scene had been disturbed.
“You heard a lot of gunshots near the Cal Anderson Park,” witness Giovanni Medina told KIRO-TV. “A lot of us ran down there, a lot of people were running back. It was almost literally right outside in front of the East Precinct.”
The situation is the latest in a series of shootings reported in or near the CHOP zone.
Last week, three people were shot within 48 hours, including 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson, who died the morning of June 21.
DeJuan Young, 33, was hurt in a separate shooting that same morning.
So far, police have not made any arrests in the shootings.
Anyone with information about Monday’s shooting is asked to call the Seattle Police Department’s violent crimes tip line at 206-233-5000.
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