One person was killed and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting on Monday morning near Seattle's "Autonomous Zone" as occupants prevented police officers from responding to the scene.

According to CNN, Seattle police say that a "violent crowd" prevented them reaching two shooting victims—one of whom later died—inside the city's autonomous protest zone early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired inside the area commonly referred to as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).

"Officers attempted to locate a shooting victim but were met by a violent crowd that prevented officers from safe access to the victims," the department said in a written statement.

No suspects have been identified in the shooting.

Three other shootings in the area have already claimed several lives and left a number of people injured.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has stated that police will retake the area.

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