March 20, 2019

2 mosque shootings reported in New Zealand

15 March 2019, 07:43 | Glen Norman

Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand- Armed police seal off street to the Masjid Al Noor mosque

Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand- Armed police seal off street to the Masjid Al Noor mosque

Numb. @Twitter take down his account ASAP. "The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not". "The gun was (at the) front door, I run behind the mosque and I was sitting behind... and I called the police".

We're working to gather more information.

Authorities said they were unable to confirm fatalities, but the scale of the bloodshed appeared to be vast.

"We have a critical incident in Deans Ave Christchurch", the police tweeted. "It's a very serious and grave situation", Bush said.

The man, who did not give his name said he saw four people on the floor but did not see the shooter. The areas surrounding Christchurch remain in lockdown.

Witnesses at the mosque said there were several casualties in the shooting.

Parts of Christchurch were put on lockdown as armed police were deployed after receiving reports of shots fired in the city center at 1:40 p.m. Friday local time. POLICE have confirmed "multiple" people have been shot dead at two separate locations in Christchurch.

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UPDATE: 12:18PM: Police are warning locals about a possible bomb found in a crashed vehicle near the shooting.

Police did not immediately comment on whether the incident took place in the mosque or nearby.

Police have surrounded the vehicle and created a 300m cordon.

Police advised people in the centre of the city to stay indoors.

"Police is now at a number of scenes", police said.

There are reports of a shooting in Christchurch. "It's unbelievable nutty. I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone". The Christchurch Hospital will be dedicated to be treating those injured in the incident.

Police are responding to a shooting in Christchurch.

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A witness told Radio New Zealand that a man in a helmet and glasses and a military style jacket entered the mosque and began shooting with an automatic weapon.

People stand across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday. Over the course of five minutes, he repeatedly shoots worshippers, leaving well over a dozen bodies in one room alone.

Heavily armed police outside the Al Noor mosque, just a few houses down from her own.

"The first mosque... it was at peak prayer time, there were reports of up to 400 to500 people in the mosque".

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her afternoon appointments and is due to speak about the shooting later today.

"The players are shaken up but fine", Villavarayen was quoted as saying. As people duck for cover and try to escape, or huddle together for protection, he shoots them repeatedly. According to TVNZ, witnesses described hearing up to 100 gunshots.

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