Home News Latest CHOP shooting kills 16-year-old boy, the 4th shooting linked to protest zone

Latest CHOP shooting kills 16-year-old boy, the 4th shooting linked to protest zone

by Paul Goldberg

A 16 year old boy has been killed in the latest shooting linked to the CHOP protest zone in Seattle.

This is the 4th shooting linked to the protest zone.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacted to the shooting by tweeting:

Two more shootings and one more dead in Seattle Mayor‘s ‘Lawless in Seattle Zone.’

She could be arrested for aiding and abetting murder.

Basement Biden and Loopy Pelosi’s silence is deafening.

SeattleTimes reports a 16-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old boy was wounded early Monday morning when they were shot at 12th Avenue and East Pike Street in the protest area known as CHOP, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The shooting has amplified calls to bring law enforcement back to the East Precinct and shut down CHOP, though protesters say the violence isn’t connected to the movement and will not leave until their demands are met. Monday’s gun violence marked the second fatal shooting of a teenager in the area in a little over a week — Lorenzo Anderson, 19, died after being shot at the edge of the protest area in the early morning hours of June 20.

CHOP stands for Capitol Hill Organized Protest. Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the Police Department’s East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park for about three weeks, since the police left the precinct following standoffs and clashes with protesters calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality.

WATCH:

Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg said two people were brought in with gunshot wounds Monday morning, with one arriving in a private vehicle around 3:15 a.m. and the other brought in by Seattle Fire Department medics about 15 minutes later.

As of 5:40 a.m., one patient had died and the other was in critical condition, according to Gregg.

At a news gathering on Capitol Hill Monday morning, Police Chief Carmen Best said “enough is enough.”

“Two African American men are dead, at a place where they claim to be working for Black Lives Matter. But they’re gone, they’re dead now,” Best said, referring to Monday’s homicide as well as the June 20 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson. (Seattle police initially said the person who was killed was an adult, but later corrected that and said he was 16 years old).

“We need to be able to get back into the area,” Best said about the protest zone and surrounding blocks, where there have been two fatal shootings and multiple injuries over the past week and a half. “This is dangerous and unacceptable.”

Share this:

Loading...