THE following statement is from the family of Arun Bains:
THIS is an extraordinarily painful time. Arun was the heart of our family. We are still trying to accept the reality that our son, brother, cousin, and nephew is gone.
Arun was not a criminal. He was not a gang member. He was loved by everyone who knew him.
Arun was a fine young man who loved his family and had a bright future ahead of him.
We want to send our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their good wishes to us and included us in their prayers.
We also thank members of the media for respecting our privacy and allowing us to mourn Arun in peace.
We are determined to support our community’s efforts to end this violence and spare another family this pain. We strongly urge anyone with information about this incident or any criminal activity to contact the police immediately.