A terrifying scene unfolded in broad daylight in Seattle this week as an expectant mother and her husband were shot in a sudden attack. Eina Kwon, a 34-year-old restaurateur, was in her white Tesla at a stoplight when the tragedy occurred.
The shooting took place around 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the junction of Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street. Eina was hit by four bullets, including one to her head. Despite being rushed into emergency surgery at Harborview Medical Center, Eina sadly didn’t survive.
At 32 weeks pregnant, her baby was urgently delivered by a cesarean operation. For a while, the newborn held on to life, but eventually, the little one succumbed as well.
Her husband, Sung Kwon, 37, was also injured in this random attack but was released from the hospital a day later.
Soon after the incident, police nabbed 30-year-old Cordell Maurice Goosby at the scene. When approached by officers, he shockingly admitted to his actions. He later claimed he shot at the Kwons’ car believing they had a gun.
Besides her husband, Eina leaves behind a young child, a devastating blow to her family and friends. Michael Hoyle, a close friend, highlighted Eina’s generous spirit and expressed his anguish over the situation, especially for the children left behind.
Eina and Sung were popular figures in their community, running the Aburiya Bento House in Belltown. The brutal incident has shaken their friends and fellow business owners, amplifying calls for more robust safety measures downtown.
Local businessman, Eric Tanaka, expressed his concerns about the safety of the city. The incident, he said, has cast a dark shadow on the area, deterring people from visiting. He urged for more police presence on the streets.
Local resident, Lisa McGee, echoed these sentiments, expressing her fear about the deteriorating safety in the city.
Amidst the public outcry, Seattle’s Mayor Bruce Harrell pledged to address the growing issues of recklessness and violence, although he didn’t offer specific solutions at this time.