A 16-year-old Muslim teen’s death is being investigated after he was thrown out of a sixth-floor building Saturday [December 5].

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The family of Hamza Warsame says the teen died from his injuries after being beaten and thrown out of a window in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. They also claim the people involved in his death are students from Seattle Central College, the school Warsame attended.

Since the death of the Somali student, many have taken to social media to protest the lack of media coverage in investigating the death of Warsame. A Facebook page was created in honor of Warsame called Justice4Hamza, while many are showing support for the slain student on Twitter. A fellow Somali student is also challenging Seattle Central College for not notifying students in a timely manner of Warsame’s death.


According to the Seattle Police Department, a death investigation has been launched: “The department is aware of community concerns about the case and Assistant Chief Robert Merner is personally supervising the matter.” Police are asking anyone who may have additional information to contact investigators at (206) 233-5000.