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Two shootings in 48 hours reported at Seattle's 'Capitol Hill Occupied Protest'

Two shootings in 48 hours reported at Seattle's 'Capitol Hill Occupied Protest'
Posted at 7:47 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 07:47:15-04

SEATTLE — Police say one person has been wounded in the second shooting in Seattle's protest zone in less than 48 hours.

The shooting happened late Sunday night in the area near Seattle's downtown known as CHOP, for “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.”

Police tweeted that one person was at a hospital with a gunshot wound. A hospital spokesperson says that the person was in serious condition.

A pre-dawn shooting Saturday had left a 19-year-old man dead and another person critically injured. No arrests in that shooting had been made as of Sunday.

Further details weren't immediately available.

Protesters have occupied an area in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood for two weeks. Demonstrators moved in when police removed blockades surrounding a police precinct in the area, and eventually abandoned the building when protesters blocked officers from entering.