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New Zealand enduring "one of darkest days" after Christchurch mosques massacre

17 March 2019, 12:08 | Glen Norman

New Zealand enduring "one of darkest days" after Christchurch mosques massacre

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As police units were deployed to the scene, local residents were urged to stay indoors.

All schools in the city were put into lockdown as the situation unfolded.

Three men and one woman have been arrested in connection to the attack.

"The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not".

Using what may have been a helmet camera, he livestreamed to the world in graphic detail his assault on worshippers at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque, where at least 41 people were killed. "Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice".

"At this stage, we will not be discussing the offenders' possible motivations or the causes of this incident".

The Queen also sent a message to the people of New Zealand on Friday.

"This is one of New Zealand's darkest days", Adern said.

"What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence". He wrote, "I only arrived to New Zealand to live temporarily whilst I planned and trained, but I soon found out that New Zealand was as target rich of an environment as anywhere else in the West".

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"I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch".

The gunman said he was not a member of any organization, acted alone and chose New Zealand to show that even the most remote parts of the world were not free of "mass immigration".

Police the attack was streamed online and police had the footage removed.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also shared a video on Twitter, recording a message that ended: "When the flames of hatred are fanned, when people are demonised due to their faith, when we play on people's fears rather than addressing them, the consequences are deadly, as we have seen so sadly today".

"The two other people that have been apprehended, again in the possession of firearms in the general environment, we are working through to understand what their involvement is", he said.

The 1 NEWS broadcaster reported, citing an Australian police source, that the shooter was Brenton Tarrant from the city of Grafton in Australia's eastern New South Wales state.

Police have said a man in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear at the Christchurch court on Saturday morning.

"We have four people in custody".

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen", Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Friday.

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"If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one". All Christchurch schools have been shut.

Bush said police had found two improvised explosive devices in one auto, a clarification from an earlier statement that there were devices in multiple vehicles.

"There were a number of IEDs attached to the vehicles that we also stopped".

"They are safe. But they are mentally shocked".

Announcing the murder charges Friday, Bush did not say whether the same shooter was believed to be responsible for both attacks. One other died at Christchurch Hospital. Mark Nichols told the New Zealand Herald that he heard about five gunshots and that a worshipper returned fire with a rifle or shotgun.

An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019.

Christchurch is home to almost 400,000 people and is sometimes called the Garden City.

Nearly 50 people were treated at Christchurch Hospital for gunshot wounds, including young children.

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