Seattle Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was killed and his 14-year-old passenger was wounded and is now in critical condition. The shooting happened early Monday morning in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone also known as CHOP.
Around 3 a.m., Seattle Police Department's 911 center got several calls that shots were fired into a Jeep near 12th Avenue and East Pike Street where barricades the city tried to take down all weekend were still up.
People helped take one victim to the hospital in a personal vehicle. Others helped the other victim out of the CHOP zone to meet Seattle Fire’s Medic 1, which then brought him to Harborview hospital. The 16-year-old was later pronounced dead. The second victim, a 14-year-old boy, remains in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Seattle detectives searched the Jeep for evidence but said it was clear the crime scene had been disturbed.
According to DailyMail
Police say a black 16-year-old boy was killed and a black 14-year-old boy was wounded following a shooting at Seattle's CHOP zone.
Homicide detectives said they are investigating after the two teenagers were shot in a white Jeep near a makeshift barrier around the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone at about 3am on Monday.
Police say witnesses told 911 dispatchers that they saw several unidentified people firing shots into the vehicle.
Both teenagers, who have not been publicly identified, were taken to the Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle by people who identified themselves as 'CHOP medics'.
They had already been taken to the hospital by the time police arrived at the scene.
The 16-year-old died several hours later and the 14-year-old remains in a critical condition. One of the victims had gunshot wounds to his hip, arm and temple.
Detectives searched the vehicle for evidence on Monday morning but said in a statement that it was clear the crime scene had been 'disturbed'.