There has some major discussion on Madrona Moms and postings on Madrona NextDoor. It was a dangerous situation, that we feel the Madrona neighborhood should be aware of.
A woman was driving with 3 children after the fireworks show on the 4th of July. She was traveling towards I-90 when she stopped briefly on Massachusetts near Colman Park to call a friend who was following her and missed the turn. Someone from a group of people celebrating the 4th across the street started shooting at her car. This was completely unprovoked. She immediately drove away, but five bullets hit her car. Three of the bullets penetrated the driver’s side door, shattering the window and created an outline around the driver. There is another bullet hole near the headrest in the rear seat. If any one of the bullets would have been six inches closer it would have hit her or one of the children. Police are investigating.
A 20-year-old man was arrested in Federal Way for his alleged role in the murder of Justin Ferrari. Ferrari lost his life when he was caught in the crossfire when driving through the intersection of MLK Jr. Way and Cherry with his parents and two kids.
The Seattle Times wrote an article on Justin Ferrari, the Madrona man, who was tragically murdered from a stray bullet as he was driving along Cherry Street with his kids and parents in their Volkswagen van. The article describes the events leading up to the shooting as well as details of Justin Ferrari’s life including his life as father, husband, his career, and his contribution to the arts and as a coach. So very sad, the entire Madrona community’s thoughts go out to Justin’s family.
What a tragedy. Yesterday just after 4:30 PM, a Madrona man was innocently driving his parents, who had just flown into Seattle, and his two kids (7 and 4) out of town for the Memorial Weekend when they got caught in the crossfire of gun shots across Cherry Street. The Madrona man, in his 40′s, was fatally shot as he drove his white Volkswagen Van westbound on Cherry just past Marin Luther King Jr Way. No one else in the car was physically injured. Two to three suspects were said to flee on foot and have not been apprehended.
Tougo Coffee Co is putting together a fund for the family. They will offer to the family all monies earned after operating expenses today.