Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two Seattle children, ages 5 & 7, watch father die from stray bullet

Justin Ferrari was driving through Seattle with his parents in the car with him and his two small children, ages 5 and 7, in the back seat, when they stopped at an intersection.  Two men were arguing there, and one pulled out a gun and started firing.  

One of the bullets struck Justin in the head as his family watched.  He died in his father's arms as the family got out of the vehicle and sought shelter in a neighboring restaurant.

Ferrari, 43, was a father of two, a devoted husband, son, sibling, longtime supporter of Seattle's arts scene and a water-polo player and coach. 
David Hooks, the slain man's father-in-law, said Friday that Ferrari was "very loved." 
"He was a very generous and caring guy," Hooks said by phone from Montana.

The shooting is part of a rash of recent shootings in the Seattle area.
"What we've seen from the beginning of the year is a rise in gun violence. It's deeply concerning," McGinn said. "We have seen 15 murders this year, compared to 21 all of last year. We have solved nine of those 15 murders. We are aggressively working every one of our open cases."
Bullets don't know when to stop.

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