Seattle police response to CHOP fatal shooting seen on bodycam footage

Ns News Online DeskNs News Online Desk: Officers later learned that both victims had been taken to Harborview Medical Center by CHOP “medics,” police said. The 19-year-old died of his injuries at the hospital, and the other male was in critical condition in the intensive care unit.


As police were retreating from the zone, the video shows a group of protesters forming a chain around a police vehicle to stop other protesters from following the officers.No suspects have been arrested and investigators had no description of the shooter or shooters as of Saturday afternoon, police said.

“Homicide detectives responded and are conducting a thorough investigation, despite the challenges presented by the circumstances,” police said.

Following reports of the shooting, Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan told Fox News that “violence has now besieged the area known as CHOP, and it is no longer the summer of love, it’s the summer of chaos.”

In the hours after the shooting, the scene in the protest zone was quiet. People pushed baby strollers, and other visitors milled about in the cool, cloudy weather, taking photos of themselves with CHOP signs.Protest organizers held a meeting to discuss the early morning shooting, and some protest volunteers patrolled the area carrying guns. They did not interfere with anyone entering or leaving the zone.

Asked about the shooting Saturday, Gov. Jay Inslee said “we need to have a way for the community to have a way to speak and for police and fire services to be provided.”

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