They WANTED a ‘police-free’ zone. They got one. Now someone is dead, and another is wounded.
The protest zone that Newsmedia types and Washington State politicians keep telling us are so peaceful and under control, was anything but peaceful on the early hours of Saturday morning.
A shooting left one 19yo man dead, and someone else hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. When authorities tried to respond to the incident, they were driven back by occupiers.
Here’s a link to Seattle Police’s official Blotter.
Officers initially had trouble getting to the scene because they “were met by a violent crowd that prevented officers safe access to the victims,” according to a statement by the Seattle Police Department. The shooting took place in “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” — or CHAZ — a zone near downtown Seattle set aside for protesters against police brutality.
…The city said 9-1-1 calls placed about a half-hour apart indicated the men were shot a block away from each other.
Police said they are searching for the shooter or shooters and had no description to share as of Saturday morning. There is no known motive. Investigators gathered shell casings from the scene Saturday. —WaPo
WAPO put their ideological cards on the table when they editorialized, in the same article:
The occupants of the zone have remained mostly peaceful in the past two weeks.
But the zone has become a boogeyman for conservatives, including President Trump, who believes it is dangerous and has threatened to “take it back” from the protesters. —WaPo<
#BREAKING: 1 dead, one critical in early morning shooting at Seattle protest zone known as CHOP; police say they attempted to respond but were met by a “violent crowd” & victims were taken to hospital by ‘CHOP medics’ pic.twitter.com/jj7EaqOeRD
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 20, 2020
This is the greeting they got when they showed up in response to the 911 call after ‘shots fired’.
Someone died. Someone else was at death’s door. It was not known whether the person who shot them was going to shoot anyone else. And what was the protester’s priority?
The same as it always was, harassing the police and chasing them away.