Family of Harrisburg gunman say they’re shocked: ‘That’s not his behaviour at all


    Ahmed Soweilam is still in shock over the events of Friday night, the night his sister’s ex-husband is accused of going on a two-hour shooting spree across Harrisburg.

    Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, is accused of firing at police officers in three locations across the city between 4 and 6 p.m., leaving one officer wounded, before El-Mofty was shot and killed by police.

    Ahmed Soweilam, 34, the co-owner of a Halal store in Camp Hill, said he and his family are still deeply confused by the incident.

    “That’s not his behavior at all,” he said. “That’s not him. I still don’t believe it.”

    Soweilam said he and his family had largely been estranged from El-Mofty prior to Friday night. El-Mofty had been married to Soweila’s sister until they separated about six years ago.

    Soweilam said that El-Mofty, who had worked as a security guard in Harrisburg, then moved back to Egypt, his former home….

    What made the incident most confusing, Soweilam said, is that he had always known El-Mofty as a peaceful man. According to Soweilam, El-Mofty had no history of violence or mental illness.

    “He’s not the perfect guy but he’s not an aggressive person,” he said.

    Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, is dead after police say he opened fire, targeting officers in three sections of the city Friday….

    Soweilam said that one of his family’s biggest concerns is that they will be harassed by the community because of the incident.

    Soweilam stressed that the U.S. was his home and that any actions of El-Mofty did not reflect the thoughts and beliefs of he and his family.

    “This is home,” Soweilam said. “My first everything was here. My first job, my first girlfriend. I love this country.”

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