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A witness claims they saw a man 'walk through the hotel shooting 10 times and then get into his truck and drive away.'
One of the victims of a mass shooting that left four men dead in Darwin was an IT specialist and recent university graduate originally from Lebanon. Very, very sad , shocking news ," said his cousin Abdallah Salman. Police cordon off Palms Motel in Darwin . Credit:AAP. "We were very close and
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One of the victims of a mass shooting which left four men dead in Darwin was an IT specialist and recent university graduate originally from Lebanon.
Hassan Baydoun, 33, was killed after alleged gunman Ben Hoffmann opened fire with a pump-action shotgun at several locations in Darwin about 5.45pm on Tuesday night.
Hoffmann, who was on parole and wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, was arrested about 6.45pm and is currently in custody.
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Mr Baydoun's family said he was shot dead at the Palms Motel on McMinn Street, the place where the shooting spree began.
"It's very sad. Very, very sad, shocking news," said his cousin Abdallah Salman.
"We were very close and good friends. We had a strong relationship - I saw him every day for coffees, dinners.
"He was a lovely person, friendly, loved everyone, and was friends with everyone. He was always smiling and was a very easygoing person. It's a big loss... he was one of the best people I knew in my life."
Mr Hassan came to Australia from Lebanon to study at Charles Darwin University in 2009 or 2010.
He completed a Masters of Information Technology in software engineering at the end of last year.
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Mr Salman said he did not know whether his cousin had known or had ever come into contact with the alleged shooter.
"The only person who could answer that is Hassan," he said.
"He didn't have enemies, he was a lovely person and an easygoing guy."
Mr Baydoun's family in Lebanon was "devastated" by the news, he said.
They had been planning to visit Mr Baydoun in Darwin in a few weeks for his older brother's graduation ceremony.
"Can you imagine? They haven't seen their kids for two and a half years, were going to visit him in the next few weeks and this happens," he said.
"He wanted to stay here, he loved this place, he loved Australia and he had friends here."
Another cousin, Leila Salman, said Mr Baydoun had been living away from his family and home country to make a better future for himself.
"He's a very hard worker, loving, chivalrous, friendly, helpful and he’s always optimistic. He was one of the greatest people I knew, I've never met someone with such a pure heart and soul like him," he said.
"We used to meet up in Casuarina and start talking about Lebanon, our families and the hope of moving back there. He always got so emotional about his mum, worrying about her health and not living near her as she grows older.
"He hasn’t seen her for three years, and that fact alone broke his heart each passing day and filled him with so much guilt."
He said Mr Baydoun was excited to show his parents his newly built house.
"I remember when I saw him, about a short period of time ago, it was like for the first time in three years he was genuinely happy and excited. When he was about to get his break after 10 years of hard work," he said.
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