A shooting — the second in 48 hours — was reported Sunday night in the area known as the CHOP, or Capitol Hill Organized Protest.
A 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound arrived at Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Monday morning. The wound was to the teen’s arm, Seattle police said Monday morning. He was in serious condition but was treated and released without being admitted, Gregg said.
Seattle police said they heard of a possible additional shooting or additional injured person Sunday night but could not verify those reports.
Dispatch logs place the emergency response at Harvard Avenue and East Pine Street, with the first reports at about 10:42 p.m., though it was unclear where exactly the shooting happened.
Seattle firefighters arrived at 10:46 p.m., two minutes after being dispatched, and went to a predesignated staging location near the perimeter of the protest zone, Fire Department spokesman David Cuerpo said. A couple of minutes later they were notified that the injured person had been taken away in a private car, Cuerpo said.
The injured teen “declined to speak with detectives,” according to a Seattle police blotter post.
No other details were immediately available about Sunday night’s shooting.
Early Saturday, a 19-year-old man was killed and a 33-year-old man was critically injured in another shooting in the area. That shooting remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made.
Protesters have been occupying the area around Cal Anderson Park and the Police Department’s East Precinct on Capitol Hill, dubbing it the CHOP, since police left the site following multiple nights of clashes between officers and demonstrators during protests against police brutality.