A middle-aged Greek-born man was among the four victims of the shooting rampage in Darwin, Australia on Wednesday.
Fifty-seven-year-old Michael Sisois was shot dead at the Buff Club in Stuart Park in the shooting spree. Alleged gunman Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann has been charged with four counts of murder and remanded in custody.
Australia’s ABC television network reports that on Thursday, about two dozen friends and family went to the Buff Club to lay flowers in Sisois’ memory.
The Greek immigrant was a roofer and avid fisherman from the island of Kalymnos in Greece, who arrived in Darwin in 1970 with his parents and six siblings.
“Michael was a much-loved son, brother and uncle. He loved and adored his nephews and his nieces like they were his own,” said his nephew Charlie Maillis.
“Whoever knew Michael knew what a humble and harmless man he was. All he ever did was love his family and his friends,” he added, according to the ABC.
Sisois’ nephew, Themeli Maillis, broke down in tears as he described his uncle as a man who greeted children of the family with an unforgettable smile.
“He took my fishing buddy away,” Maillis said as he wept.