[Based upon this FB video, the area looks like a Third World city, much like contemporary Johannesburg, South Africa. It shows how quickly an area can deteriorate under anarchy and chaos. — S. Byron Gassaway]
Shots were fired at the main entrance to the enclave Saturday morning. The Seattle Police Department has confirmed that it is investigating the shooting in the zone, and has said one 19-year-old man was declared deceased while another male of unknown age is being “treated for life-threatening injuries.”
Livestream by @Omarisal showed the chaos in the moments after the shooting at CHAZ. “Street medics” tried to render aid before the victim(s) was transported to hospital by private car. Responding Seattle Police were blocked from entering to investigate.https://t.co/VzAPFOjT7Jpic.twitter.com/jGa4IHUAHJ
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 20, 2020
Surveillance cameras from the enclave recorded what appear to be two gunshots.
CHAZ, also known as Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), was established in Seattle on June 8 by a group of anarchists, socialists and Black Lives Matter activists. The self-declared autonomous zone spans six blocks, has no police presence, and is largely barricaded off.