Christchurch shooting victim, Wasseim Alsati (also known as Waseem Daraghmeh) has shared a Facebook video from hospital, where he is recovering from gunshot wounds.
The Jordan native said he was in “big pain today” after being shot three times in the Friday afternoon attack, in which an Australian man killed 49 people and injured dozens more when he stormed a mosque with a semi-automatic gun.
“I’m very sorry to miss your calls and text messages, I will not be able to answer any of them right now, I am really tired,” he told the camera in between breaths, his voice visibly weak.
“I’m just posting this video to show you that I’m fully ok.
“It’s been a pleasure to know you all guys, thank you for all your support and all the help you have given me so far.”
The Christchurch resident – whose Facebook lists him as a ‘barber shop manager’ – said his four-year-old daughter had also been hospitalised due to the shooting and asked viewers to pray for her.
“Please pray for me and for my daughter, hopefully she will be so much better,” he said.
You can watch his video here:
According to the Daily Mail a friend of the family has identified the daughter as Allen Daraghmeh on Twitter and said she’s currently in a critical but stable condition.
“She’s in critical condition but she’s stable. She’s a fighter,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Please keep making dua [prayers] for her. Her mother and father are so distraught. I love this girl like my own.”
I am currently with the little girl Allen Daraghmeh in hospital in ICU. She’s in critical condition but she’s stable. She’s a fighter. Please keep making dua for her. Her mother and father are so distraught. I love this girl like my own. Please pray for her. https://t.co/n5yOxbbgOk
— سندس☀️ (@albifalasteen) March 15, 2019
It’s believed Waseem moved to Christchurch in 2014 from Amman, Jordan and now operates his own business – Wass’ Barbers – in Richmond.
Since sharing the video in the early hours of Saturday morning, the 49 second clip has been viewed nearly 400,000 times, with over 16,000 likes, 4800 comments and 8000 shares.