Dash cam shows crowd pushing back Seattle PD from Capitol Hill street racing
One of four people who were shot during a Capitol Hill street racing incident early last Sunday has died, according to a spokesperson with the Seattle Police Department.
“A woman who was in critical condition has succumbed to her injuries," they said.
People flocked to the neighborhood that evening for the Capitol Hill Block Party, an annual outdoor music festival. Unsanctioned street racing and the shooting followed Saturday night performances.
Seattle police said they arrived at East Pike Street and Broadway shortly before 1:30 a.m., after they received a report of reckless drivers and a large crowd.
Shortly before 4 a.m. officers heard gunshots and located two people who had been shot, according to a police press release. Both victims were treated at the scene, and at least one was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Two more gunshot victims later arrived at the hospital.
Following the shooting and street racing incidents on July 23, the Seattle Police Department released video of an obstructive crowd that evening. Video shows crowd members throwing debris and drinks on a patrol car. This video was taken about three hours before the shooting that night.