Seattle Leaders Finally Planning To Clear ‘CHOP’ Zone After Fourth Shooting In Three Days

The autonomous ‘CHOP’ zone in Seattle has been a disaster from day one.

Local officials allowed it to continue for too long, and now it has devolved into violence and death.

There have been four shootings there in three days and now, it is finally going to be cleared.

KOMO News reports:

Community leaders telling CHOP protesters to go home after 4th shooting in 3 days

Tuesday was Night 15 of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” and some protesters weren’t budging even after the Mayor of Seattle asked for people to start clearing out.

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Jenny Durkan is asking community leaders to spread that message instead of using police intervention.

Early Tuesday morning a fourth person was shot near the “CHOP.”

The new violence comes after a 19-year-old was shot and killed Saturday. Another man shot Saturday is in the hospital in satisfactory condition, a 17-year-old shot Sunday night is out of the hospital and a man shot Tuesday morning is in satisfactory condition.

Community leaders and neighbors are telling protesters to go home before someone else gets hurt.

Kelly Forsythe says gunfire woke him up Tuesday as commotion unfolded feet away from his apartment by Cal Anderson Park.

“I went to check the ground there was a lot of things crushed and there was basically three giant piles of really thick blood,” said Forsythe. “When there’s blood on the streets, there needs to be some respect. That’s the problem here, we’ve got blood on our streets now and it’s happening every day and it’s not stopping and I don’t see it stopping.”

What happened to the summer of love?

What a circus.

 

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