Two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting in White Center Friday afternoon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 9800 block of 16th Avenue Southwest just before 4 p.m., a sheriff’s spokesperson said.

Four men were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where two died shortly after they arrived, according to hospital spokesperson Susan Gregg.

As of mid-day Saturday, one patient remains in critical condition, while the second, identified as Horace Anderson, was in satisfactory condition and discharged from Harborview on Saturday morning. Anderson was originally identified to The Seattle Times on Friday night by his attorney, Evan Oshan.


Anderson is the father of the 19-year-old Seattle man fatally shot near the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone last summer. His son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson, was shot June 20 and bled out for 20 minutes before volunteer medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center, where he died, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

The fire department at the time said paramedics couldn’t respond because it was too dangerous without a police escort or first securing the area.

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“It’s got to stop,” Oshan said his client told him on the phone Friday night from the hospital, referring to violence.

The city cleared the CHOP space, where protesters took over several blocks around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct on Capitol Hill to call for an end to police brutality, after a month.

Anderson has filed wrongful-death claims totaling $3 billion, seeking $1 billion each from the City of Seattle, King County and the state of Washington.

No arrests have been made in Friday’s shooting in White Center.

No further information about the shooting was immediately available.