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2 killed, father of young man killed near CHOP among the injured in White Center shooting

UPDATED: Fri., June 11, 2021

By Elise Takahama Seattle Times

Two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting in White Center Friday afternoon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 9800 block of 16th Avenue Southwest just before 4 p.m., a sheriff’s spokesperson said.

Four men were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where two died shortly after they arrived, according to hospital spokesperson Susan Gregg. One of the remaining patients was in critical condition and one was in serious condition Friday night, she said.

Seattle attorney Evan Oshan told the Seattle Times Friday night that one of the injured victims is his client, Horace Anderson.

Anderson is the father of the 19-year-old Seattle man fatally shot near the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone last summer. His son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson, was shot June 20 and bled out for 20 minutes before volunteer medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center, where he died, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

The fire department at the time said paramedics couldn’t respond because it was too dangerous without a police escort or first securing the area.

“It’s got to stop,” Oshan said his client told him on the phone Friday night from the hospital, referring to violence.

The city cleared the CHOP space, where protesters took over several blocks around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct on Capitol Hill to call for an end to police brutality, after a month.

Anderson has filed wrongful-death claims totaling $3 billion, seeking $1 billion each from the City of Seattle, King County and the state of Washington.

No arrests have been made in Friday’s shooting in White Center.

No further information about the shooting was immediately available.

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