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Driver Plows Into Crowd At Seattle George Floyd Protest, Then Shoots One Protester



A man drove into a Seattle crowd protesting the murder of George Floyd before shooting one of the demonstrators on Sunday, according to police.

Video shared on Twitter by a bystander at the incident showed a man emerging from a vehicle that appeared to have struck a barricade at an intersection.

The driver appeared to be carrying a gun in one hand as he ran into the crowd. The sound of what appeared to be gunshots could be heard on the video of the incident from the scene.


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.

The Seattle protests were among nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of Floyd, the African American man who was murdered on May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer. Although protesters clashed with police in Seattle, most demonstrations elsewhere in the country over the weekend — including a gathering of thousands at the nation’s capital — were peaceful.