BREAKING: Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Inside Seattle’s “CHOP” Zone

Sunday morning the Seattle Police Dept. tweeted:

Police investigating shooting at 10th Avenue and East Pine. Will update with additional information when available.

Newsweek reports at least two people were shot and one was killed inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area early Saturday morning, and police say they are investigating despite it being in a “no-cop” zone of the city.

Videos recorded Saturday morning show volunteer medics scrambling to help the purported victims after Seattle Police Department radio dispatchers received multiple reports of three to six gunshots around 2:20 a.m. People involved in the incident were seen fleeing the scene north from 10th Avenue and East Pine street in the city’s Capitol Hill autonomous protest zone, also called CHAZ. Seattle Police abandoned the closest East Precinct building on June 8th after days of confrontations with protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

Police confirmed the shooting to Newsweek Saturday but offered no additional details. Video from the scene shows a woman announcing the death of one of the victims. Seattle Police announced Saturday that the suspects are still at large, no arrests have been made.

Police arrived on the scene on foot and prepared with anti-protest gear at the border of the citizen reclaimed protest zone. East Precinct police radio chatter said officers who arrived on the scene were collecting shell casings and evidence, and the second victim had a gunshot wound to the arm and chest.

Seattle Fire had been called to the scene to treat the victim, but they had already been transported by volunteers to Harborview, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reported Saturday. A spokeswoman told the Seattle Times two gunshot victims were treated at Harborview Medical Center.

Local videographers from Converge Media first reported that one of the victims was transported by non-ambulance locals to the Harborview protest camp staffed by medical volunteers. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reported the man was dead when he arrived at the volunteer medical camp. Video showed several people on the street announcing that one of the victims was dead in front of the Rancho Bravo restaurant at 10th and Pine Street.

Seattle Police have previously investigated several alleged break-ins and arson incidents over the past week, but no shootings. However, one suspect named Nikolas Fernandez was charged with one count of first-degree assault over a June 8 incident in which police say he drove into a crowd of protesters at 11th and Pine before shooting a man who attempted to disarm him.