Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, casualties reported

Mass shooting at mosque in Christchurch New Zealand armed police respond to ongoing firearms incident in mosque
Kenny Thornton | 15 March, 2019, 07:41

Multiple people were killed in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, police said.

The police also asked mosques in New Zealand to close their doors unti further notice.

A video circulated on social media which appears to be of the gunman entering the Masjid Al Noor mosque, and opening fire. In one shooting, the shooter live-streamed the attack, but it will not be embedded here on Townhall for obvious reasons.

Reporters with the New Zealand Herald described seeing dead bodies near Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, where several hundred people were inside for afternoon prayers, according to local media accounts.

Three men and one woman were taken into custody, according to New Zealand media reports.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement that "all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown". "We will give more in the near future".

The gunman in New Zealand had "for Rotterham" written on his rifle magazine together with names of other mass shooters.

Australian channel Nine News Melbourne has reported that there may be as many as 27 deaths in the twin mosque firings in Christchurch.

Stuff NZ report that Jama saw around four people injured and two people lying on the floor. The areas surrounding Christchurch remain in lockdown. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.

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"Police are now responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch at around 1.40pm", police said in a statement.

Speaking moments ago, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed one person had been arrested.

Peneha says he went into the mosque to try to help: "I saw dead people everywhere".

Police have advised that there may still be other offenders at large and are urging everyone in central Christchurch to stay indoors.

He says he also saw the gunman flee before emergency services arrived. Who chose to take a stand to ensure a future for my people, ' he wrote.

Some of the Bangladesh cricket team were near the mosque when the shooting happened and were filmed by an ESPN journalist running away from the building.

In a 74-page manifesto published online he outlined who he was and why he carried out the massacre at the Christchurch mosque. New Zealand Defence Force officials subsequently disarmed the devices safely. "We are working to have any footage removed", the New Zealand police tweeted.

Bush said they were "dealing with a very serious and tragic series of events in the Christchurch Canterbury area" and warned people to stay off the streets.

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