* Photo supplied. Fond memories: Garry Cann holding his beloved two-year-old brother Sivaja.
* Photo supplied. Fond memories: Garry Cann holding his beloved two-year-old brother Sivaja.
The father of murder victim Garry 'Fingas' Cann has called on police to "do their job" and catch his son's killer.

Garry Cann Snr. said he was "heartbroken" over the death of his son, who was shot at point-blank range in front of his girlfriend's home in Somerset on December 15.

He added his biggest concern now is that his son's killer may never be brought to justice.

"It is heartbreaking but at the same time I'm looking for the police to do their job.

"It doesn't seem to be happening. There are all these other murders that they haven't got anybody for."

The police have repeatedly insisted that they need witnesses to help bring the killers in the community to justice. But they say they have been met with a wall of silence.

Mr. Cann said he had no idea why his son would have been targeted by gunmen.

Both he and Mr. Cann Jnr.'s mother Ruby Creary cast doubts on reports that he was involved with gang violence.

"All this stuff people are telling me since he died is news to me," said Mr. Cann. I still don't know that he was involved in anything.

"Our relationship was one-on-one. If anything like that was going on he never brought it home.

"I would never have known if he was involved in that. I have only good memories of him, he was a good kid."

Mr. Cann, a carpenter, said his son had lived with him for the past three weeks of his life. He said he had talked about going back to school to learn how to become an interior decorator.

"We were very close. He was always out-going, well-liked, he had a personality that drew people towards him."

He said he would cherish memories of taking his son camping and to motocross races.

Mr. Cann Jnr.'s mother, Ruby Creary, said her son had been back out racing motocross bikes in the weeks before his death and had been planning to get more involved again.

"We never had that street life in our home - me or his dad. I always got a kiss and a hug every time he walked through the door."

She said she would remember her son as a happy-go-lucky, smiling boy who doted on his two-year-old brother Sivaja.

"He loved his little brother - everybody thought it was his son.

"We have all these pictures of them together - at the aquarium, teaching him to fly a kite. He bought Sivaja his first bike when he was two years old. They were inseparable.

"Sivaja cries in his sleep. He knows. We have a slideshow of pictures running at home and when he sees his brother, he says, 'baba's sleeping'."


She said the whole family - including his three sisters, Garrina, 21, Alvin-Ae, eight, and Al-Shae, six - were struggling to come to terms with his death.

"Everybody has took it bad. He was very close with his sisters. He and Garrina are only 11 months apart. They used to spend summers at their daddy's house. They loved to swim."

Mrs. Creary, who called her son by his middle name Quinton, said she did not want anyone to try to avenge his death. But she insisted she had not seen anything to suggest that would happen.

At his funeral last week, Bishop Vernon Lambe asked the men present to stand if they wanted the violence to stop.

"Every man in that church stood up," she added.

Both Mr. Cann and Mrs. Creary said they had been particularly moved by a poem written by his cousin Sheridan Castle, which was read out at the funeral.

The poem, which we have reprinted here at their request, drew a standing ovation in church.

"That poem really summed it up for us," said Mr. Cann. "If these young people out there read it, I think it will touch them the same way."