A shooting in Seattle — the third in 48 hours — was reported Sunday night in the area known as the CHOP, or Capitol Hill Organized Protest.
One person with a gunshot wound arrived at Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle, the police and rescue personnel had been blocked from entry. The person was in serious condition.
Early Saturday morning, a 19-year-old man was killed after gunfire erupted at around 2:20 a.m. Medics from ‘CHOP’ rushed him to the hospital where he later died. A second shooting happened about a half hour later and a block away. That shooting victim, who’s 33-years-old, remains in critical condition in the ICU at Harborview.
Mayor Jenny Durkan eventually issued a prepared statement at around 6 p.m. Sunday, nearly 40 hours after the shootings. It said, in part:
Working with (Seattle Fire Chief Harold) Scoggins, (Police Chief Carmen) Best, and other city departments, the city will continue to make changes on Capitol Hill in partnership with black-led community organizations, demonstrators, small businesses, residents, and trusted messengers who will center de-escalation.
Well, up till then, all she had said about the protests was that Seattle would have a “Summer of love”.
The “Summer of Love” in Seattle.
Another man shot, it’s a battle.
So it is with Police.
If locked out, there’s no peace.
For Bolshevik CHOP life means little.