Police are investigating the 3rd shooting near the Seattle protest zone

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SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle police are investigating another shooting near the city’s “ occupied ” protest zone.

The shooting took place at around 5:00 AM on Tuesday in the Capitol Hill neighborhood east of downtown. A spokesman for Harborview Medical Center said the man’s wounds were not life-threatening.

The police did not immediately release more information. It was the third recent shooting at the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said on Monday that the city will move to close the protest zone after the shootings.

The mayor said the violence diverted from the changes that thousands of peaceful protesters were seeking to oppose racial inequality and police brutality.

Durkan also said that police will soon return to a police station that has left most of the department in the area following clashes with protesters following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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