The son of a person who allegedly killed his personal daughter and her husband in a New Yr’s Eve ambush has described his slain sister as ‘the diamond in our household’ who helped him escape his ‘darkest locations’.
Arben Shaptafaj’s sister Lindita and her husband Veton Musai died in a hail of bullets on the verandah of their house in Yarraville in Melbourne’s inner-west on December 31.
Mrs Musai had been making an attempt to begin a brand new life away from her father Osman Shaptafaj, who was discovered not removed from their house with gunshot wounds following the assault.
A witness mentioned he had repeatedly shot himself within the head.
He survived, however stays critically in poor health in The Alfred hospital in Melbourne. His situation has now been classed as secure.
Every day Mail Australia has been advised police are hopeful Shaptafaj will survive the self-inflicted wounds in order that he can face homicide prices.
The alleged shooter’s son Arben penned a touching tribute to the slain couple after their funeral this week.
‘My lovely, loving, caring, candy, sort and angelic sister. You have been the diamond in our household, our princess,’ he mentioned.
Lindita Musai, Veton Musai and Arben Shaptafaj (pictured L-R). Arben posted a heartfelt tribute to the slain couple on Fb, who he mentioned have been ‘the 2 most necessary individuals in my life’
Ms Musai’s father Osman Shaptafaj (pictured) is accused of taking pictures the couple, earlier than turning the gun on himself
‘You introduced me out of the darkest locations with simply your smile and we have been all the time on one another’s aspect it doesn’t matter what. We all the time mentioned it was us in opposition to the world it doesn’t matter what.’
Arben added that he would ‘take care’ of the siblings mom.
He described his sister’s husband as his ‘greatest pal… golden brother’.
‘You have been all the time the brother I by no means had and confirmed me easy methods to breathe by way of the powerful instances in my life,’ he mentioned.
‘All the time utilizing your loopy sense of humour to be the centre of consideration. You taught me to by no means give a rattling what individuals consider you so long as you have been pleased.’
He urged his household and buddies to recollect the couple for his or her life, reasonably than their tragic demise.
‘Please keep in mind Veton and Lindita for who they have been, their love, their ardour and their otherworldly presence, as a result of to recollect them for what occurred is an injustice to like itself,’ he mentioned.
Arben Shaptafaj described his slain sister as ‘the diamond in our household’ who ‘introduced him out of the darkest locations.’ Pictured L-R Lindita Musai, Veton Musai and Arben Shaptafaj
The couple married a couple of 12 months in the past however have been relationship for a minimum of 5 years
Shaptafaj, 55, lived simply 5km from the couple, however was estranged from his daughter and her mom.
The couple have been discovered on the entrance porch of their home with gunshot wounds to their higher our bodies.
They reportedly had different friends at their house when the taking pictures unfolded.
Osman was discovered quickly after the assault a block away with gunshot wounds to his head.
A witness advised Channel 7 he had seen a person come out of a bush and shoot himself, fall to the bottom, then rise up once more and shoot himself once more.
Osman Shaptafaj in a publish from Fb. He’s mentioned to have been estranged from his household when he’s accused of gunning down his personal daughter and her husband
Mr Shaptafaj was rushed to hospital after allegedly taking pictures himself twice
A gun was discovered on the finish of the road on public land.
Investigators are attempting to piece collectively what drove the person to allegedly open hearth.
A member of the family, who wished to stay nameless, mentioned Mrs Musai had endured a ‘tough’ upbringing.
He claimed Mrs Masai’s mom had separated from her father about eight years in the past after spending time in hospital.
‘I will simply say it was nothing to do together with his background or his beliefs, as he has no beliefs,’ the person mentioned.
The devastated member of the family spoke out amid hypothesis about why the couple might have been killed.
‘It is actually making me sick … to be sincere with you. Lindita and Veton have been good, completely good,’ he mentioned.
Lindita and Veton Musai (pictured at their marriage ceremony) have been discovered on the entrance porch of their home with gunshot wounds to their higher our bodies
Mrs Musai was employed as a receptionist for actual property agency Colliers Worldwide in Melbourne’s CBD whereas her husband labored at a close-by financial institution
The relative mentioned Lindita’s mom had carried out her greatest to stay within the sad family, however discovered the braveness to depart after a stint in hospital.
‘She was making an attempt to maintain the peace, to the purpose of leaving him, the home, the automotive and cash to not put (him) on edge,’ he mentioned.
Family and friends of the pair have been on Tuesday seen in tears on the suburban avenue as they comforted one another.
Mr Musai’s cousin shared his grief on Fb after the 29-year-old died in hospital.
‘I do not know easy methods to put the phrases collectively.. Allah is aware of greatest why issues occur the way in which they do,’ he began, earlier than including he ‘cannot even start to clarify’ how he is feeling.
‘The one factor protecting us robust is perception in God.
‘Might Allah deliver the 2 attractive souls collectively once more in Jannah.’
Lindita (pictured along with her husband) had been making an attempt to begin a brand new life away from her estranged father earlier than the assault
The Albanian Australian Islamic Society mosque in Carlton North on Saturday. Hundreds lined the road to pay their respects to the couple
A whole lot of mourners gathered to farewell the couple on the Albanian Australian Islamic Society mosque in Carlton North on Saturday.
They packed the mosque to hope and to hearken to quick eulogies given in the course of the hour-long service.
About three thousand extra stood exterior the mosque on the road to pay their respects.
The younger couple had solely been married a 12 months, however had been a pair for a minimum of 5. Mates described their marriage ceremony as one of many ‘greatest they’d ever been to’.
‘Such a beautiful couple, such a beautiful household… Among the finest weddings I have been to in Australia,’ a pal of the household wrote on Fb.
Mrs Musai was employed as a receptionist for actual property agency Colliers Worldwide in Melbourne’s CBD whereas her husband labored at a close-by financial institution.