Helping Sung's Family Rebuilding from Heartbreak

"This is the story of my friend who unjustly and inexplicably lost her life to a gunshot. Sung-hyun Kwon (37), Eina Kwon (34), and their adorable and lively son, Suhjin (3), embarked on their journey to establish a loving home and business in the city of Seattle. A few years ago, the couple experienced a miraculous opportunity to open a restaurant, a business they passionately worked towards, located next to Pike Place Market in Seattle.

On Tuesday, June 13th, at 11 a.m., while commuting to work, they were stopped at a traffic light, preparing to make a left turn at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Lenora Street. In that moment, an unknown gunshot rang out, and instinctively, the husband tightly embraced his wife, who was eight months pregnant. Despite feeling no pain due to the suddenness of the incident, he realized that the objects hitting his arm were bullets. Thinking he had successfully blocked all the randomly flying bullets, he turned to look at his wife and noticed that she had been shot and was in critical condition. He frantically tore his clothes to stem his wife's bleeding and immediately boarded an ambulance to Harborview Medical Center's operating room. However, the 34-year-old mother, with a beautiful smile and lovely demeanor, and their unborn daughter tragically passed away.

According to court documents, my friend, who was 32 weeks pregnant, was shot four times. She passed away in the hospital, and her unborn child survived for a short time but also later died. Sung was able to hold his beautiful daughter for a quick moment to say goodbye. My friend never got to hold her baby daughter... Doctors were able to remove the bullets from his arm, but fragments scattered inside could not be removed. Fortunately, the bones and nerves were not affected, and he has been discharged from the hospital.

Based on the surveillance video, my friends' vehicle stopped at the intersection, and the suspect quickly ran up to the driver's side door with an extended arm. As he approached the vehicle, smoke could be seen coming from either the handgun he was firing or from the shattered glass window of the vehicle. Sung did not even notice someone approaching his vehicle. Who would have thought this would happen? The suspect, named Cordell M Goosby (30), is a convicted felon and should not have been able to possess a weapon. The handgun used in the shooting was reported stolen.

Sung is deeply immersed in grief over the loss of his loving wife and beautiful baby girl, while his older son is not yet aware that he will not be able to see his mom anymore. How could anyone explain this tragedy to a 2-year-old child who will never see his mom again? I remember my friend, Eina, was very excited to customize her son's 4rd birthday cake and planned to have the party. His birthday is coming very soon, just a couple more weeks...

We would like to support this beautiful family as much as possible. Sung is currently unable to work and run his restaurant anymore while needing to support his son. We are arranging the funeral right now and also need to bring Eina's family from Korea so they can see their beautiful daughter for the last time. If you are unable to donate, please share the link and pray for this family.

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Dong Won
Lynnwood, WA

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