SEATTLE — A man in his 30s was injured Tuesday morning in the third shooting since Saturday near the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone, also known as CHOP.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) started to receive 911 calls at 4:37 a.m. about a man that had been shot in the 1100 block of East Denny Way, according to a SPD Blotter post. The location is by the northeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, which is near the CHOP.
The Seattle Fire Department said crews were dispatched to a designated area near the perimeter of the CHOP around 4:40 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting victim requiring emergency medical attention.
The victim, who was shot in the calf, met officers and Seattle fire medics at the designated area outside of the CHOP, according to the SPD. Police said the victim refused to provide any information about the shooting or a suspect description.
Seattle fire transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. A hospital spokesperson said a man arrived at the hospital from Capitol Hill around 5 a.m. with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Police received reports of additional shots fired in the area around the same time as the shooting but said no other victims were located.
The shooting Tuesday morning is the third shooting in the CHOP area since Saturday. Nineteen-year-old Horace Anderson and a 33-year-old man were shot in the CHOP zone Saturday morning. Anderson was killed and the 33-year-old remains in critical condition at Harborview.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the CHOP zone Sunday night and transported to Harborview. A hospital spokesperson said the teenager was treated at the hospital and released from the emergency department. He declined to speak with the police.
After the weekend shootings, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday that police officers would take back the East Precinct in Capitol Hill, which was abandoned earlier this month and boarded up. Durkan said the city would work with CHOP organizers to dismantle the protest zone after two weeks of occupation, because the violence was distracting from the message of addressing racial inequality.
Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD tip line at (206) 233-5000.