June 20, 2020 Capitol Hill Shooting: Preliminary Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department Timeline

Seattle Fire Department (SFD) incident numbers: F200060405 & F200060396  

**Please note: This information is preliminary and will be supplemented and expanded in the coming days as the homicide investigation progresses. SPD initially entered the scene but was unable to secure the location for SFD medics. Each department can largely provide secondhand reports of events occurring inside the occupied area from witnesses to the events and video footage. It will be updated with any additional information provided by SPD as the investigation continues.**  

On June 20, 2020 at approximately 2:19 a.m., 9-1-1 received reports of a shooting at 10th Ave and E. Pine St. SPD officers responded to the scene and SFD dispatch was notified.    

Due to SFD’s existing policy of staging and requesting law enforcement to first secure the scene before entering for scenes of violence, fire units began staging near the perimeter at 2:23 a.m. This is a standard procedure for any scene of violence and is also currently in place for any fire and medical emergency inside the area deemed the CHOP due to firefighter safety.  

Between 2:26 and 2:28 a.m. SPD officers staged at 12th Ave and Cherry St. and initially entered the scene but were unable to secure the location for SFD medics. Simultaneously, volunteer medics provided medical assistance to the first gunshot victim. The first victim was transported via a private vehicle and arrived at 2:42 a.m. at Harborview Medical Center. The first victim was pronounced deceased at Harborview Medical Center at 2:53 a.m. 

There were multiple 9-1-1 calls, and at approximately 2:51 a.m., reports surfaced of a second gunshot victim nearby at 11th and Pike. SPD officers and SFD medics were already on the scene staging due to the previous call and needed SPD presence to enter the scene. Simultaneously, the second victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in a private vehicle and arrived with a major gunshot wound at 3:06 a.m. The victim is in critical condition.  

Anyone with information about this shooting, or who may have video, is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Violent Crime tip line at (206) 233-5000. You can read the SPD blotter post here.

Time Location Description 
2:19 a.m. 10th Ave and E Pine St.  The first 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting at 10th Ave and E Pine St. Dispatcher informed adult male gunshot victim was being taken to meet SFD medics.  
2:23 a.m. 13th Ave and E Pine St. SFD crew (B2, E25 and A25) from Station 25 staging in front of their station at 1300 E Pine St. Needs SPD escort to enter protest zone.  
2:26 – 2:28 a.m. 12th Ave and Cherry St.  SPD officers arrive on scene and stage at 12th Ave and Cherry.   
2:30 a.m.  Broadway between Pike St. and Union St.Medic One (M1) and Medical Service Officer (M44) staging on Broadway between Pike St. and Union St. Need SPD escort to enter CHOP.  
Approx.  2:32 a.m.-2:35 a.m.  Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Patient 1 (19 year old male) transported to HMC via private vehicle.     
2:32 a.m. – 2:40 a.m.Broadway near Pike St.Battalion 2 conducts recon in area and then other units stage on Broadway near Pike St., one block away from designated Broadway and Pine St. patient collection location.
2:33 a.m. -2:38 a.m.N/A – 911 reportsSFD receiving conflicting reports from 911 callers about protesters taking patients to designated patient collection location at Broadway and E. Pine St.
2:42 a.m. Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Patient 1 (19-year-old male) arrives at HMC via private vehicle (confirmed by HMC).
2:51 a.m. 11th Ave, E Pike St.There were multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting another shooting victim. SFD and SPD already on scene due to previous call.  
2:55 a.m. 11th Ave, E Pike St.Dispatch told that protesters will transport Victim 2 to HMC in a private vehicle. 
3:06 a.m. Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Transported by protesters, Victim 2 arrives at HMC with major gunshot wound.