Man drives into Seattle protest, shoots protester

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Linda Givetash and Sarah Kaufman and Kurt Chirbas and Colin SheeleyNBC NewsJune 8, 2020, 5:37 AM CDT

A man drove into a Seattle crowd protesting the death in police custody of George Floyd before shooting one of the demonstrators on Sunday, police said.

The suspect was detained and the 27-year-old man who was shot in the arm was taken to hospital by firefighters, police said in a tweet. Officials did not name the shooter or the victim.

Police confirmed a gun was recovered and no other people were injured.

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Image: Medics tend to a man who was shot in the arm by a driver of a black vehicle at a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington (Lindsey Wasson / Reuters)
Image: Medics tend to a man who was shot in the arm by a driver of a black vehicle at a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington (Lindsey Wasson / Reuters)
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