Christchurch shooting victim Tarmizi discharged from hospital

Malaysian Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, who was injured in the shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on March 15. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, 42, who was seriously injured in the mass shooting incident in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, was discharged from the hospital he was being treated at on Friday, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

“Tarmizi is back home (at his house in New Zealand), he has to use crutches because there are still bullet fragments in his buttocks,” he told the media after attending the “Solidarity4Peace” rally at Dataran Merdeka here today.

Mujahid arrived back in Malaysia at 5am today after visiting Malaysian victims of the tragedy in Christchurch.

Tarmizi is among three Malaysians injured in the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist terrorist, which left 50 people dead, including Tarmizi’s son, Muhamad Haziq, 17.

Mujahid also said Mohd Nazril Hisham Omar, 46, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Christchurch Hospital, had been transferred to the normal ward.

“He is now able to sit but needs follow-up treatment because there are still bullet fragments lodged in his legs.

“Rahimi (Rahimi Ahmad, 39), meanwhile, has been taken off life support because he can breathe on his own and is able to speak,” he said.

He added that all three victims thanked Malaysians for their prayers for their quick recovery.