The family of the ISIS-inspired Sri Lankan man who was shot dead by police after stabbing seven people at an Auckland supermarket, in New Zealand say they are in shock.
Lawyer Davoud Mansouri-Rad represented the man in relation to his immigration matters and has been in contact with his family, who is overseas, overnight. He told Stuff they were grieving for what had happened.
“The family were not aware of what the person in New Zealand was doing.They’re shocked and grieving,” he said.
He said more details about the family’s circumstances would be known following a High Court teleconference on Saturday (4) afternoon.
The Auckland High Court hearing has been scheduled by Justice Wylie who earlier ruled the man’s name suppression for the man will expire tonight (4).