The mother of a victim who was killed in the New Zealand mosque shooting says she was on the phone with him when he was shot to death.
According to the New York Post, 16-year-old Hamza Mustafa was at the Masjid Al Noor mosque with his father and younger brother praying before Friday’s horrific shooting. He called his mother when he heard the terrorist open fire in the place of worship. His mother, Salwa, detailed how her son told over the phone that his brother was shot in the leg and tried to escape from the gunman.
“He said: ‘Mum, there’s someone come into the mosque and he’s shooting us’ and he was running with his brother who had been shot in the leg,”
Moments later, she said she heard more gunshots and Hamza started screaming:
“After that, I heard shooting and he screamed and after that I didn’t hear him. I called, ‘Hamza, Hamza,’ and I can hear his little voice and after that it was quiet.”
“After that, I heard shooting and he screamed and after that I didn’t hear him,” she continued. “I called, ‘Hamza, Hamza,’ and I can hear his little voice and after that it was quiet.”
Salwa’s husband, Khaled, 44, also died in the shooting but her son Zaid,13, fled from the massacre. He is currently in Christchurch Hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds to the leg.
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She said Hamza was a “very caring and polite b0y” who attended Cashmere High School.
“My son and my husband are in heaven now and we’re going after them, we’re going to follow them to the heavens.”
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