CBS affiliate KIRO 7 reports:
A man was shot Friday night on the University of Washington campus during a protest for a controversial speaker, and the suspected shooter turned himself in claiming self defense, police said.
A large crowd packed the Red Square area of campus Friday night protesting a speech by controversial Brietbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Police were blocking the entrance to Kane Hall, and investigators said bricks and paint were thrown at officers.
Medics received the shooting report at 8:26 p.m., after Yiannopoulos’ speech began in Kane Hall, but while a large crowd of protesters remained outside. UW students were alerted to the suspected shooters arrest early Saturday morning. He was being questioned early Saturday morning by UW police, who are handling the investigation.
The shooting victim is 32 and suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen, Seattle police said. He was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, and was previously identified by authorities as a 25-year-old.
Despite the shooting Yiannopoulos’ “performance” went on with at one point in the evening him taking out a set of jumper cables to mock criticism of Mike Pence’s support for ex-gay torture.
Milo: “There’s no reason to think it [conversion therapy] doesn’t work. In fact, there are many people for whom it has.”
I think for one think that Yiannopoulos needs to experience the electro-shock aversion therapy before promoting it.