Somali man talking to his mom on the phone shot dead in SeattleZakariya Issa was walking home from a funeral in Seattle on Friday afternoon. He wanted to shower first before he heads out to another funeral.
But he never made it to the second funeral.
Zakariya, 20, was shot dead while walking down on a street in Seattle. Zakariya’s mother, Faucia Mohumud, was on the phone with her son when he was sprayed with bullets.
“I heard shot, shot, shot. I heard the gun three times,” Faucia told KING-TV station in Seattle. “I heard the shots, then the phone went dead, and he didn’t talk to me anymore.”
Earlier in the week, Faucia’s house was targeted. It was shot up with five bullets that shattered their front window,. She met with the Seattle Housing Authority on Friday who told her her son was in danger because of his “bad friends.”
She called her son right away after the meeting with the housing authority. Zakariya, who was leaving his friend’s funeral prayer service, answered the phone.
“He said, ‘Mom, I never talk to bad people,” Faucia said. “He said, mom that is not true.”
Moments later, Zakariya was dead.A friend of Zakariya recounted the sorrow he endured on Friday.
“We prayed next to each other,” the friend told the Seattle Times.
“I’ve been to more funerals than graduations,” the victim’s friend said. “I’ve been to more funerals than weddings.”