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At least two people were shot within the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) early Saturday morning despite it being a "no-cop" zone. Police say they are investigating.
Videos from Saturday morning show volunteer medics scrambling to help the victims after the Seattle Police Department (SPD) radio dispatchers received reports of 3 to 6 gunshots in the zone around 2:20 a.m., according to Newsweek.
People involved in the scene could be seen fleeing north from 10th Avenue and East Pine street in the zone, formerly called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).
Police arrived shortly after dressed in anti-protest gear at the border of the zone. Officers were said to be gathering shell casings and other evidence tied to the incident. Though one was killed, the second victim had gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.
Though Seattle Fire had been dispatched to the scene to treat the victim, they had already been transported by volunteers to Harborview, according to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
Seattle Police had already investigated several alleged break-ins and arson incidents over the past 7 days, but no shootings.
This comes as reporters insist that the area is a peaceful place.