Friday, 22 March, 2019

Shooting at a mosque in New Zealand's Christchurch; casualties feared

Mass shooting at mosque in Christchurch New Zealand armed police respond to ongoing firearms incident in mosque
Jeannette Daniel | 15 March, 2019, 07:40

Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved.

"We are also in the process of mobilising every national police resource to keep people safe", he said.

Unconfirmed reports say there may have been multiple gunmen inside the Al Noor Mosque.

One gunman, believed to be Australian, filmed as he shot victims in the mosque - and wrote a manifesto declaring his intentions, saying that "it is a terrorist attack", according to Bush.

Media reported that a gunman opened fire inside a mosque in Christchurch's Hagley Park district.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - There is a "serious and evolving" situation with an active shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, police commissioner Mike Bush said. Bush also recommended that residents across the city remain off the streets and indoors.

All Christchurch schools and council buildings were placed into lockdown.

He fired more shots on the street at no apparent target, and said: "Looks like we won't get the bird today boys". Hearts are with New Zealand & muslim friends.

'The person that has influenced me above all was Candace Owens, each time she spoke I was stunned by her insights'. They are us. The perpetrator is not.

"Some had been shot and then about five minutes after that the police turned up".

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"They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not", she said.

One witness told stuff.co.nz he was praying in the Deans Ave mosque when he heard shooting and saw his wife lying dead on the footpath outside when he fled.

"The second shot, I run, lots of people were sitting on the floor", he said. New Zealand police in a tweet acknowledged the circulation of "extremely distressing" footage and "strongly" urged users to not share it.

Police said earlier they were hunting "an active shooter" in the centre of Christchurch city.

New Zealand media are reporting that up to 27 people may be dead.

The horrifying video, which has been shared thousands of times on Twitter, shows the shooter entering a mosque before spraying bullets at innocent worshippers.

ESPN Cricinfo reporter Mohammed Isam said members of the Bangladesh cricket team, who are set to play a test match in Christchurch on Saturday, escaped from the mosque.

"It's unbelievably nutty. I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone".

"Please do not try and come and collect your children until police say it is safe for people to come into the central city", they said.

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