Police say a man was shot in the abdomen Friday night at a University of Washington protest on the night of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The crowd was unruly, with bottles, firecrackers and blue paint being thrown as protesters disrupted a speech by a controversial right-wing speaker.
Police moved the wounded man from the scene around 8:30 p.m. The UW Alert Twitter feed reports the shooting was in the vicinity of Red Square. The wounded man suffered a "possible life-threatening injury," according to the Seattle Fire Department, and has been taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Several hundred protesters, some in masks, managed to delay a sold-out event on campus featuring Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Some protesters fought with people who came to hear Yiannopoulos speak. Many police officers from SPD and UW Police are on scene in riot gear.
The scene just before the shooting.
Milo event attendee had blue paint thrown at him and beaten:
This high school sr says he was just beaten by protestors outside @Uw Milo Yiannopoulos event. #komonews pic.twitter.com/K4enh8B288— Gabe Cohen (@GabeCohenKOMO) January 21, 2017