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Shooting in Seattle protest zone leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 19:46:33-04

SEATTLE (AP) — A shooting in Seattle's protest zone has left one person dead and another critically injured. Authorities say the shooting before dawn Saturday happened in the area known as CHOP, which stands for Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. Police say officers responded, but they were met by a violent crowd that prevented officers' "safe access to the victims." Video released by police appears to show officers saying they want to get to the victim as people yell at them that the victim is already gone. Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg says two males with gunshot wounds arrived in private vehicles at the hospital and that a 19-year-old man died and the other male was in critical condition.