Law enforcement officials dealt with two fatal shootings at Occupy camps in separate cities last week.
On Thursday, at shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in Burlington, Vt., authorities transported to the hospital a military veteran who was in critical condition as a result of gunshot wounds. He later died. According to Burlington Free Press, the 35-year-old man’s wounds appeared to be self-inflicted, though an investigation of the incident is under way.
The camp has been closed down by police, and reports indicate that protesters there remain tense.
An investigation into the gunfire Thursday that left a man dead suggests it resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the camp on a plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall. The man, whom several Occupy campers said they did not recognize, was shot in the head.
Protest organizers contend that the shooting was completely unrelated to the Oakland Occupation.