Emergency Services in Seattle revealed that one man was shot after an armed man drove into the crowd of George Floyd’s protesters on Sunday.
An eye witness as well as a footage broadcast by local television station Q13Fox showed the man carrying a pistol getting out of a car near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct as protestors screamed and fled.
Police tweeted that they had arrested a suspect and recovered a weapon as the man Strides towards the protesters although armed and fired into the crowd.
“Officers searched, but do not believe there are any additional victims,” police said on Twitter.
The victim was A man in his twenties suffering a gunshot wound, he was then taken to hospital in stable condition, the fire department tweeted.
Q13Fox said the victim, a protestor, had been shot in the arm after he approached the gunman when he was still inside the vehicle.
The Seattle rally was part of nationwide protests triggered by the May 25 death of Floyd, who was killed when a white police officer pressed his knee on the unarmed black man’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
Protestors have turned their outrage over the latest death in custody of an African American into demands for police reform and social justice.
On Saturday, Seattle police used blast balls and pepper spray to disperse protestors who they say threw bottles, rocks and “incendiary devices” during a rally in the Capitol Hill neighborhood where the precinct is located.
Several officers were wounded, the department said.