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Justin Ferrari killed by stray bullet in Seattle

Father, children present during fatal injury

POSTED May 25, 2012 5:07 p.m.

Justin Ferrari, son of long-time Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari, was killed when a gunman opened fire on a Seattle street corner on Thursday.

Seattle police say the gunman's intended target was another person involved in a dispute with the gunman. According to the Seattle Times, Justin Ferrari was driving a Volkswagon van in the vicinity of the gun fight, when he was shot in the head. His father and children, ages 5 and 7, were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Seattle police detectives are looking for a man in his 20s and no arrests have been made.

Ferrari was a software developer at a number of Seattle high tech companies, including Zillow, Microsoft and Expedia. Zillow issued a statement on Friday expressing sadness about his death.

"His passing will be felt deeply by his co-workers and friends. Our hearts go out to his family," the company said.

Ferrari's death was the second random killing in Seattle in about a month.

The Ferraris are longtime residents of Turlock and farm many crops including walnuts, peaches and almonds. John and Jeani Ferrari are very active in the community. They were named Citizens of the Year in 2011 by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce for their work with Emanuel Medical Center’s Legacy Circle, the rebuilding of the Carnegie Arts Center, farmland preservation and downtown revitalization. They have two other children, Damon and Paige.

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