OLYMPIA — A person was shot in downtown Olympia on Saturday afternoon, on a day that two totally different teams of political demonstrators got here to the Capitol.
At round 3 p.m., two teams of individuals have been arguing close to the intersection of State Road and Franklin Avenue downtown, in accordance with Lt. Paul Decrease of the Olympia Police Division.
In the middle of a verbal dispute somebody in a single group pulled a gun and fired on the opposite, putting the person within the foot, in accordance with Decrease. He was transported to a close-by hospital with non-life-threatening accidents.
Decrease declined to call the sufferer or say if he was a member of both of the teams that got here to city.
On Saturday night, nevertheless, social media lit up with accounts and video of the shooting and its aftermath, with some naming the sufferer as Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, a member of the Proud Boys.
The division had a crew of detectives investigating and in search of a suspect, Decrease mentioned Saturday night. Officers have been additionally in search of to talk with individuals who witnessed the capturing.
The capturing occurred across the time a gaggle of demonstrators have been on the Capitol for an “Finish the Mandates” protest in opposition to Gov. Jay Inslee’s order requiring state employees to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. State officers have been anticipating a counterdemonstration, described in a state memo as a “stand-up to fascists” occasion.