Another shooting near the CHOP Zone leaves man wounded
SEATTLE -- Gunfire has erupted once again in Capitol Hill near the CHOP area leaving one person wounded, Seattle Police said.
Officers noted a report of a shooting at 11th Avenue and East Denny Way, which is at the north end of Cal Anderson Park, just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.
A Seattle Fire Department medic brought the victim to Harborview Medical Center where he was currently being evaluated, but was expected to survive, according to hospital spokesperson Susan Gregg.
SPD didn't give any further details yet on what led up to the shooting or any potential suspect(s).
The shooting continues a string of violence in Seattle's so-called "CHOP" Zone since Saturday.
A 19-year-old man was killed and a 33-year-old man remains in critical condition after a double shooting early Saturday morning. Then late Sunday, 17-year-old boy was wounded in the arm in yet another shooting just outside the CHOP area.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that police will return to the abandoned East Precinct building. Neither she nor Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best provided many details, but Durkan said the chief is devising a phased approach to return to the building.
"We're working on that with a lot of folks," Best said.
The chief said several criminal acts have been reported in the days since her officers left the precinct building. She said the incidents included shootings, rape, assaults, burglary and property destruction.
"I'm not making this up," Best said. "These things happened. Our officers need to get back into the East Precinct."
This article first appeared on KOMO News.