Hundreds pay tribute to rideshare driver fatally shot in downtown Seattle

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

“It is shocking to me and it’s shocking everybody that something like this can happen,” said Peter Kuel, who knew the victim and is also a drivers union representative. Sunday night, police say he was shot and killed in his vehicle at Seventh Avenue and South Lenora Street.

“This is very, very devastating and (a) shock to us that you lose a friend just like that,” Abdirahman Jama, the victim’s friend, said. Police and firefighters tried to save Kediye, but he died at the scene.

“He loved, he was a great father, good member in our community that contributes everything. He was a good Muslim that prays five times a day,” Jama said.

Police have not made any arrests and now loved ones are demanding answers.

“Driver deserve more protection from the company. They have to work very hard, that we can lose people like that when they put the drivers on the road,” Kuel said. Tomorrow, family and friends are planning to peacefully march to City Hall in honor of Kediye.

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