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Another Shooting in Seattle, Washington

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by netcarrier, May 27, 2012.

  1. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    SEATTLE—
    A 42-year-old man who was shot and killed by a stray bullet as he drove through Seattle's Central District was a married father of two and a software engineer at Zillow who died in his father's arms.

    The victim, Justin Ferrari, was driving his family in his VW van westbound on East Cherry Street and was approaching 27th Avenue when a gunman on the street opened fire at other pedestrians with whom he had been arguing Thursday. The van rolled into the area, and Ferrari was hit by a bullet.

    Seattle police earlier Thursday reported there was a shootout between two men at the time, but they later corrected that version of events Thursday night and said there was only one gunman firing shots. The suspect fled on foot.

    Ferrari was not alone in his van.

    "The victim had earlier picked up his parents from the airport and along with his two children were heading out on a weekend vacation," according to a police statement.

    A bullet struck Ferrari in the head. He died cradled in his father's arms.

    Messeret Habeti was inside her Ethiopian restaurant when she heard a commotion outside. She recognized the victim right away -- a regular customer.

    “Everybody was running outside; the mother (of Ferrari) came out and said her son had been shot and she needed someone to call 911,” Habeti said. “His dad was holding his head; it was horrible. They gave me the kids so I bring them inside and sat down 30 minutes with them, crying with them, too.”

    Ferrari leaves behind his two children, aged 4 and 7,and a wife who works as an emergency room doctor at Harborview Medical Center.

    Ferrari's death was the 15th homicide in Seattle so far this year, compared with nine all of last year. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said the city is responding by deploying more cops on the street, confiscating weapons and applying pressure on the community in hopes of someone coming forward.

    “Our police are going out. We are doing gun stings, we’re doing violence emphasis patrols; we`re doing our best to take guns out of people`s hands before we get tragedies like this,” McGinn said.

    The suspect in the shooting on Cherry Street fled on foot, police said. Officers conducted an area search, but did not find him. The suspect was described only as a black male in his 20s.

    Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel said, “Somebody knows who this guy is, somebody knows something about him and where he can be found.”

    Seattle police were out in force in the Central District Friday, seeking out possible witnesses.

    "We at Zillow were deeply saddened to learn about this tragedy," the company said in a statement. "Justin began working at Zillow three months ago, and worked at Expedia and Microsoft for many years before that. His passing will be felt deeply by his co-workers and friends. Our hearts go out to his family."

    Anyone with information about Thursday's shooting or who may know the identities or whereabouts of any of those involved is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

    Here is some person that should have be stopped by someone before this happened!
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  2. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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  3. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  4. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I hope they fry his butt for this.
    What a useless piece of garbage.