Another shooting and killing in CHOP during the Summer of Love
One man was killed and a 14-year-old boy was wounded early Monday morning when they were shot at 12th Avenue and Pike Street in the protest area known as CHOP, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg said two people were brought in with gunshot wounds, 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.”
“We need to be able to get back into the area,” she said about the area where there have been two fatal shootings and multiple injuries over the past week and a half. “This is dangerous and unacceptable.”
Varying details of the shooting were posted to social media Monday morning. One person tweeted that “two guys” in a white SUV showed up and opened fire on the protest area before being “MURKED” by security on the ground.