Man drives into George Floyd demonstration and shoots one of the protesters

During a demonstration following George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer, a man drove into the crowd and shot one of the protesters. 

The shocking incident occurred in Seattle on Sunday, June 7, as NBC News reveals

Seattle Police Department reported that the victim, a 27-year-old man, was taken to the hospital by firefighters. The suspect was detained.

Furthermore, police confirmed they found a gun, and no one else was injured amid the encounter.

In footage shared on Twitter, a man can be seen emerging from a vehicle that appears to have struck a barricade at an intersection. The man appears to be holding a gun on one of his hands as he runs through the crowd.

After the suspect rushes into the crowd of protesters, a sound of gunshots can be heard.

According to one of the onlookers at the incident, the victim allegedly tried to stop the car from driving into the demonstrators before the driver shot him.

After the encounter, the police tried to disperse the protesters. The department reported that some of the people participating have hurled projectiles and fireworks at officers.

The officers were responding to the rioters’ attacks with pepper spray, blast balls, and tear gas. 

The Seattle incident followed tense protests on Saturday when authorities had to use flash-bang devices and pepper spray to disperse violent rioters. According to the mayor and police chief, they were trying to stop tensions amid the protests.

Over the weekend, there were many demonstrations against police brutality and racism across the US, after George Floyd, a black man, was brutally killed by a white police officer on May 25. Most of the protests were peaceful, while some escalated and quickly turned into mass violence. Tracking by the Associated Press shows that at least 10,000 people have been arrested in relation to the protests after many of them included arsons, assaults, and looting.

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