Hundreds Pay Tribute to Carpool Driver Shot and Killed in Downtown Seattle

ByShannon J. Cortes

Sep 15, 2022

Hundreds of people are mourning the loss of a rideshare driver who was shot and killed Sunday night in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood. The victim, Mohamed Kediye, 48, leaves behind six children.

“It shocks me and it shocks everyone that such a thing could happen,” said Peter Kuel, who knew the victim and is also a driver’s union representative. On Sunday evening, police said he was shot and killed in his vehicle at Seventh Avenue and South Lenora Street.

“It’s very, very devastating and (a) shock to us that you lose a friend like this,” Abdirahman Jama, the victim’s friend, said. Police and firefighters attempted to rescue Kediye, but he died at the scene.

“He loved, he was a great father, a good member of our community who brings everything. He was a good Muslim who prays five times a day,” Jama said.

Police have made no arrests and now relatives are demanding answers.

“The driver deserves more protection from the company. They have to work really hard, so we can lose people like that when they put drivers on the road,” Kuel said. Tomorrow, family and friends Friends plan to march peacefully to City Hall in honor of Kediye.

A GoFundMe has been set up to honor Kediye, supporting his family.