Father of CHOP Shooting Victim Slams Democrat Leaders: 'My Son is Dead'
Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr.'s 19-year-old son was shot and killed in the far-left zone
The father of a 19-year-old black man, who was shot and killed inside Seattle's "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" or "CHOP" zone, has slammed the city's Democrat leaders for facilitating the far-left occupation.
Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. gave an emotional interview to Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday night regarding the death of his son, Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr.
He said that he was blocked from seeing his son in the hospital and officials delayed telling him he had been killed.
Mr. Anderson also revealed the Seattle's Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan had failed to reach out to him and he has not been contacted by law enforcement about the matter.
Anderson slammed the city's Democratic leadership for cheering-on the radical activists and failing to act sooner, despite the spiraling violence in the "cop-free" zone.
"I’m numb, I’m still numb today. I got to bury my son tomorrow," Anderson told Hannity.
"It’s just been a lot going on," Mr. Anderson continued.
"My whole thing, my whole life, man, this is incredible.
"To this day, it’s been almost two weeks, I haven’t heard from nobody.”
"Nobody called me or tried to find me,” Anderson revealed.
"His I.D. is my I.D., so his number is my number.
"So it’s easy to come for – the detectives to say, excuse me, knock on my door, excuse me, let me tell you what happened about your son.
"I don’t know nothing. I had to find my son, they wouldn’t even let me see my son that night.
"It took me a whole week before I could see my son.”
“I went to the hospital and they said that we couldn’t see him,” Anderson continued.
"They just said we couldn’t see him.
“When I go there, I’m going there, I’m looking for a detective, somebody tell me something.
"When I get there, there’s nobody. The hospital was blank. It’s silence.
"I’m going, what’s going on? So I go ask the lady, and she tells me hold on.
"So I wait. I couldn’t go in. I’m waiting for a long time and then I finally — she tells me to come in and then the doctor tells me, the only thing he tells me is my son is deceased.”
Anderson said that Seattle’s authorities “should have been stopped this a long time ago.”
Father of a 19-year-old killed in Seattle's CHOP:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 2, 2020
"I'm numb... I'm still numb today... I gotta bury my son tomorrow."pic.twitter.com/bfYi4Wpw0J
The younger Anderson was killed early on the morning of June 20 when shots rang out near Cal Anderson Park on 10th Avenue and East Pine Street inside the CHOP, accoridng to Fox News.
A 33-year-old man was wounded in the shooting.
Anderson Sr. broke down in tears as he recalled learning of his son's death.
"The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there and they came and told me," he said.
"They weren't even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven't heard -- the police department, they never came ...
"Someone should've came and knocked on my door and ... should've been, like, coming to talk to me and let me know about my son.
"To this day, I really don't know nothing. I'm still here sitting. I don't know nothing."
At one point in the interview, Hannity became emotional as Anderson described the daily trauma of waking up to the realization that his son is no longer alive.
"I wake up in the morning ... I look for my son in the morning.
"He's not there no more. You know I'm saying?
"It's like I go in there, I'm kissing a picture. He's not there."
"You're taking away generations," he went on.
"You're taking away our youth. You are taking away, my son never had a chance to have another child.
"My grandbaby would never be ... that's a generation taken from me."
"I understand Black Lives Matter and everything that's going on," Anderson said at another point in the interview.
"But that's not my movement right now. My movement is [to] let them know that was my son."
Despite his grief, Anderson told Hannity that "I am being a Christian now, in my heart" as he tries to lead his family through this time of tragedy.
"Everything is in God's hands now," he said.
"God's going to take care of it, I feel like ...
"God is going to take care of me and he is going to take care of my son."