Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Man running errands with his parents and young children killed by stray bullet

43-year-old Justin Ferrari, of Madrona, Washington, was looking forward to a weekend away with his wife. Justin's parents had flown in to baby sit their grandchildren, ages 5 and 7, so Justin and his wife Maggie could be on their own. Thursday evening Justin was running some final errands in Seattle. He was driving his van through the Central Area. Justin's father was sitting next to him in the front seat. His mother and two children were in the back.
While the van was stopped at an intersection, two young men were outside, arguing on the street. One of the men pulled a gun and started shooting. A stray bullet hit Justin in the head. Justin died at the scene, in his father's arms.
This is the second Seattle resident to be killed in a random shooting in the past month. In April, Nicole Westbook, 21, was walking in Pioneer Square when she was killed by gunshots from a moving car.
No arrest has been made in either killing.
Saturday afternoon a man was walking near the Folklife Festival in Seattle when he was hit by a stray bullet. Ryan Burr was waiting at a crosswalk with two men started fighting nearby. One of them pulled out a gun and opened fire. A bullet passed through Ryan's calf. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police have arrested a suspect in the case.

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