“Apparently he was the first one they shot at,” his cousin, Michelle Hirschfield, told The Independent. “These kids that killed him were working in the local grocery shop down the road; they had jobs there,” she claimed.
The bodies of her 68-year-old cousin and the other three shot dead are said to have been “hacked to pieces with knives and hatchets,” she said.
It is an “extremely upsetting” time for the family. “I’ve obviously been shaken, very shaken.”
Ms Hirschfield, a 63-year-old lawyer from London, said: “We were brought up in Liverpool together. He was an only child and I’m one of five children, and he was like our surrogate brother.” Continue reading