Seattle police report second weekend shooting in CHOP zone

The first CHOP zone shooting over the weekend resulted in the death of male teen

Last Updated:
June 22, 2020 - 3:56pm

A person was shot Sunday night inside of Seattle’s so-called “autonomous protest zone,” marking the second shooting over the weekend where protesters have established an encampment in the downtown in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

The Seattle Police Department says the incident occurred at about 11:25 p.m. and that a second shooting also could have occurred inside the area, otherwise known as the “CHOP" zone, short for the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone. 

On Saturday, a 19-year-old male was reportedly fatally shot inside the zone. First-responders reportedly had problems getting to the victim because of a violent crowd.

Floyd died May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody.


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