The shooting occurred near the “Capitol hill Autonomous zone” (CHAZ) occupied by protesters, and one person was killed.
According to the newspaper, two people were injured in the shooting; one of them died in the hospital. This is the fourth shooting in the CHAZ area, the newspaper notes.
“Police are investigating a shooting at the intersection of 12 Avenue and Pike Street. Two victims are reported. We will provide further information when it is available,” Police said on Twitter.
Protesters occupied several blocks in Central Seattle, declaring the area a “Capitol hill Autonomous zone” (CHAZ). Police officers were ordered to leave the area to reduce tensions.