Somali man talking to his mom on the phone shot dead in Seattle

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Zakariya Issa was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Seattle. [Komo News]

Zakariya 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.

Seattle Police officers talk to family members of the victim near where a young man was fatally shot earlier in the afternoon at the intersection of 44th Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street in the South Seattle neighborhood of New Holly on Friday, July 31, 2015.  [Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times]

Seattle police officers talk to family members of  Zakariya Issa the victim near where a young man was fatally shot earlier in the afternoon at the intersection of 44th Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street in the South Seattle neighborhood of New Holly on Friday, July 31, 2015. [Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times]

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.”

  • Freedom Hassan

    Very sad.this is the America they’re proud of, somalis are killed daily and nothing can be done;

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