Funeral Services to be Held Tuesday for Dearborn Man Shot, Killed at Drag Race

Services for Hussein "Elway" Alwaily will be held Tuesday afternoon and evening at the Karbala Islamic Education Center in Dearborn.

The identity of a man who was reportedly shot and killed early Sunday morning at a drag race in Detroit has been confirmed as Dearborn resident Hussein Alwaily.

WXYZ reported Sunday that a Dearborn resident was killed on Grand River Avenue in Detroit. According to Detroit police, an unknown driver of one of the cars involved in the drag racing fired shots, hitting a Dearborn resident, who later died from the inflicted wounds.

That man has been identified as 23-year-old Alwaily.

Imam Husham Al-Hussainy of the Karbala Islamic Education Center confirmed that burial and services for family and friends of Waeli will take place Tuesday.

Burial will take place around noon at the Islamic Memorial Gardens, located at 28830 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. Following the burial, Imam Al-Hussainy said that a service will begin around 5 p.m. and run until around 10 p.m., with a break for prayer at 8:30 p.m.

The service is open to the public, and donations to the family will be accepted at that time.

A Facebook page has been set up in Alwaily's honor, where many family members and friends have posted memories and messages of support.

"It is so hard to believe you are gone!" posted friend Danielle M. Cox. "You where a great friend to me and we will all miss you so dearly!"

"Not a day will go by where you're not missed or thought about," posted friend Nate Alsayad. "You'll be in our prayers and hearts forever."

The Sunday gunfire also reportedly wounded an undercover Wayne County Sherriff's deputy, who suffered minor leg injuries from the shooting.

WXYZ reports that no arrests have been made in the shooting, and that Detroit police are still looking for suspects.

H.Alwaily September 10, 2011 at 01:10 AM
Hussein was an awesome brother in law and uncle. We will miss you dearly habibi. Love always


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