Justin Ferrari

The victim of a shooting in Seattle’s Central District Thursday has been identified as Justin Ferrari, a father of two who worked for the past three months as a software engineer at Zillow.

“We at Zillow were deeply saddened to learn about this tragedy,” the company said in a statement this afternoon. “Justin began working at Zillow on the mobile development team 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.”

Ferrari also previously worked at Cisco Systems, Pure Networks and ViAir.

KIRO TV reports that Ferrari was killed Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. when a bullet entered the minivan he was driving. The bullet was fired as part of a dispute in the neighborhood, and was not intended for the car which just happened to be passing by.

Ferrari’s parents and children, aged five and seven, also were in the vehicle, according to KIRO TV. The shooter is still at large, and police are asking for assistance in tracking the suspect down. Those with information about the shooting should call 911.

Here’s the report from our media partner KING 5.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=94500172 Kyle Kesterson

    That is so terrible and tragic! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. :(

  • http://twitter.com/moontango MoonTango

    This emotionally stopped me completely in my tracks. Such a sad and senseless tragedy. My very deeply felt condolences to Justin’s family. It will feel a little different when I get home tonight and hug my daughters.

  • Steve

    I saw this this morning. Senseless, tragic, and pointless. How terrible for everyone who knew Justin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidgeller David Geller

    So horribly tragic.

  • http://twitter.com/brettmarl brett

    Truly devastating. Justin was one of the smartest engineers I’ve
    ever known, the kindest person you could imagine and an incredible dad. He will
    be missed terribly. 

  • http://twitter.com/nparekh00 Nikesh Parekh

    Super sad.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his colleagues at Zillow.

  • http://prosodic.com/ Leigh Fatzinger

    Just awful – words do not do justice on how senseless and tragic this is. 

  • http://twitter.com/ahaverbuch Aaron Averbuch

    This is tragic beyond belief. Justin was an incredible person, an amazing employee, and a powerful spirit. He will be very missed.

  • Neil

    So sad and senseless.  Justin was my first manager and a good mentor.  Praying for his family and friends.

  • Jeff

    RIP, Justin. We mourn for you and your family as we gather here in Providence for Brown’s Campus Dance.

    You will be truly missed.

  • http://www.about.me/tgowland Tara Gowland

    How horrible – I don’t know how these people sleep at night. I pray his children are not forever scarred by what has happened but get the help they need to get through this.

  • Sbailey

    I worked with Justin for a while at Microsoft and our families knew each other. He was a great person. He clearly touched a lot of people and his great attitude and unique way of looking at things always attracted me to him. I will miss him.

  • http://www.marketleader.com Ian Morris

    This is so senseless and so very tragic.  I did not know Justin but have been unable to get this tragedy out of my mind.  My deepest condolences to Justin’s friends, colleagues, and of course his family.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • K3

    I hope the person who committed this murder is caught and put in a cage for the rest of his life. The CD lives up to its seedy nickname regularly but this is a new low. My deepest condolences to Justin’s family – I can’t imagine the pain of losing a husband, son and father to such pointless thugs.

  • http://twitter.com/emiliana Emiliana Chavez

    I still can’t believe this happened! I drive that
    route ALL the time and know EXACTLY where he was. Absolutely unacceptable! I
    detest gun violence. This has got to STOP! It could have been anybody. My
    deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. Ferrari.  I’m so sorry for your loss :(

  • http://twitter.com/jclaussftw Jason Gerard Clauss

    Bunch of animals down there. They should offer hunting licenses to shoot gangbangers. Instead of antlers on your wall, you can mount the baggy pants.

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