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.