‘Please pray for my daughter’: Terror victim whose five-year-old daughter was also shot posts heart-wrenching video from his hospital bed
- Wasseim Alsati has filmed himself recovering in hospital after being shot 4 times
- His five-year-old daughter also remains in hospital after being shot three times
- Video, uploaded to his Facebook, asks everyone to pray for him and his daughter
A man injured in the Christchurch mosque massacre after he moved to New Zealand for a better life has posted a heart-wrenching video from his hospital bed.
Wasseim Alsati, a barber who had migrated from Jordan five years ago, asked friends to pray for his five-year-old daughter who was critically injured in the attack.
Mr Asati was hit with four bullets, two in his back, one in the stomach and another in his foot.
His daughter Allen, was shot three times and also remains in hospital.
‘Please pray for me and for my daughter, hopefully she will be so much better,’ Mr Alsati says through stilted breaths.
Wasseim Alsati (pictured with this two daughters) remains in a critical condition after he was hit with four bullets – two in the back, one in the stomach and another in his foot – his eldest daughter, Allen, 5, was also shot three times
Barely able to get the words out, Mr Alsati apologises for not being able to take phone calls.
‘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.’
‘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,’ he added.
Mr Alsati (pictured) asked people to pray for him and for his daughter in emotional video taken from his hospital bed and uploaded to his Facebook account
‘God bless you all.’
It is believed that his daughter is now in a stable condition after undergoing surgery on Saturday and is with her mother at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.
A relative close to the family took to Twitter to announce her relief.
‘Her blood pressure is rising and she’s a fighter,’ albifalasteen wrote.
After moving from Jordan in 2014 to become a barber, Mr Alsati opened up his own business called Wass’ Barbers in Richmond in Christchurch where he has also been residing with his family.
The barber, (pictured) who owns his own business called Wass’ Barbers in Richmond, Christchurch, moved to New Zealand from Jordan five years ago in search of a better life
Staff who work with Mr Alsati at Wass’ Barbers told Daily Mail Australia that they remain ‘hopeful’.
Authorities have confirmed at least 49 people were killed in the massacre and at least 40 were injured.
Among them, one Jordanian, Khaled Haj Musatafa, was killed in the attacks and another eight injured, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry announced, Arab News reports.
Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in Christchurch District Court charged with murder on Saturday, after he allegedly stormed a mosque in Christchurch, opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun and a rifle on about 100 defenceless people attending Friday prayers.
Mr Alsati and his daughter are among eight injured Jordanian’s from the Mosque attacks on Friday while Jordanian Khaled Haj Musatafa was reportedly confirmed dead Jordan’s Foreign Ministry announced