Trapped protesters blocks Seattle prozoshla shooting
The police of Seattle arrived Saturday in the captured protesters, "Autonomous zone on Capitol hill" to investigate the shooting in which one person was killed and two others were injured, said the publication Newsweek.
Protesters occupied several blocks in the Central part of Seattle, declaring the territory "of the Autonomous area of Capitol hill" (CHAZ). Police officers were ordered to leave the area to reduce tensions.
"The police are investigating the shooting between the streets of 10th Avenue and East Pine. We will provide further information when it is available," police said on Twitter.
According to the publication, the Seattle police Department night received reports of "three or six shots," the gunman fled from the scene. Officers arrived in the occupied area in riot gear.
According to a statement by Seattle police, the police arrived on the territory CHAZ about 2.30 on Saturday after receiving reports of gunfire, but the crowd did not let their victims.
Later the police reported that both men injured, was taken to hospital. One of them, 19-year-old man died, another remained in hospital in critical condition. Police failed to identify the shooter.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump wrote on Twitter that "domestic terrorists seized Seattle", and criticized the Governor of Washington state Jay and Margie reiger mayor Jenny Durkan that, in his opinion, do not struggle with the disorder. In response to this Durcan advised Trump to "get back to the bunker".