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

15 March, 2019, 08:30 | Author: Carlos George
  • Mass shooting at mosque in Christchurch

The gunman who opened fire in a New Zealand mosque Friday local time reportedly livestreamed the slaughter on Facebook.

New Zealand Police urged anyone in Christchurch to stay indoors and report any suspicious behaviour.

Witness Len Peneha told The Associated Press he saw a man dressed in black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror.

Local media reported that a gunman opened fire inside mosque in Christchurch's Hagley Park.

Two mosques were attacked and New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that bombs had been attached to cars close to the scene of the attacks.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement that "all Christchurch schools have been 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". A witness who heard about five gunshots at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque said two wounded people were carried out on stretchers. The Herald says they have reports of between 9 to 27 killed.

Guardian reporter Eleanor Ainge Roy stated that police are also working to investigate believed explosive devices contained within a Subaru near the mosque.

The Bangladesh cricket team was at the mosque for Friday prayer when the shooting started, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Giants Agree To 4-Year Deal With WR Golden Tate
He didn't break the bank in free agency , but he was able to find himself a long-term deal with guarantees. "Certainly has a lot of interest", Rapoport said of Tate during a Thursday appearance on NFL Network.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to hate attack hoax charges
Glandian said she would welcome cameras because "demonstrably false" evidence has been presented against her client. Police at the time said the attack was a publicity stunt because the actor was upset about his pay on the show.

#BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just proved her point
The plan would also aim to curtail mergers between companies like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook pledged to give people the ability to appeal decisions on reports filed on other people's content.

Members of the Bangladeshi cricket team were praying in the mosque when shooting broke out.

Meanwhile, Former FBC journalist Roland Koroi, says they have been instructed by police to stay indoors.

The footage shows the shooter systematically moving from room to room in the mosque, gunning down anybody he saw.

"They were devastated and terrified and I saw [people] who were from the mosque covered in blood sitting in ambulances", Ms Jamieson said.

All schools in Christchurch have been put into lockdown, as well as Christchurch Hospital. It was not immediately clear how many people were injured or killed.

"I tried to get out and I pushed myself out the back where my auto was, and from there I heard the shooting, it went on six minutes or more".

"They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun, ” Mario Villavarayen, strength and conditioning coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, told Reuters in a message".

Australian diplomats in New Zealand are seeking information on whether any citizens were affected by the Christchurch mosque shooting.

"I want to assure everyone we have deployed every police resource in the Canterbury region", a spokesperson for the New Zealand Police said. The writer quoted himself as saying "I only arrived to live in New Zealand temporarily as I planned and trained, but I've soon found out that New Zealand was a target rich of an environment as anywhere else in the West".

Recommended:



Popular

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher; Boeing falls
Further details revealed the drop in December was the biggest since September 2009 when the economy was emerging from recession. February's retail sales report, which was scheduled for publication on Thursday, will be released on April 1.

Milner hoping to avoid all-English clash in Champions League quarter-finals
More new signings are expected, but the new arrivals will have little time to adjust to get Bayern back to where it wants to be. But at home, and the reason we all thought they were favourites, you'd expect them to be pushing again, but they didn't.

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes shortly after takeoff, killing 157 on board
The Max mock-up is the newest version of Boeing's workhorse 737 models, the world's most popular commercial aircraft. Nine British passengers are among the 157 people killed when a plane crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday.

Bangladesh Cricketers Escape Christchurch Mosque Shooting
Police placed all of the city's schools on lockdown amid the incident. calling a "serious ongoing firearms incident". The NZ Herald reported that shots were fired at a mosque close to Hagley Park in the city's central area.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele Out 3-4 Weeks With Muscle Injury
Lyon goalscorer Tousart had little complaint about the final result and said his side were powerless to deal with Messi. After one of his goals, the five-time Champions League victor taunted Simeone by copying his celebration.

Pizza Pizza Offering Super Cheap Deals At Restaurants Across Canada Tomorrow
You're in luck-California Pizza Kitchen will offer slices of its Key Lime Pie for (spoiler alert:) $3.14 (pre-tax) on Thursday. You can get wings, onion rings, sweet potato fries, avocado fries and more to accompany your pizza.

Kim Kardashian Covers 5 Years of Rent for Man Released From Jail
Celebrity, Kim Kardashian-West, has promised to pay five years of rent for former Tennessee inmate, Matthew Charles . Charles took to social media and expressed his gratitude towards Kim Kardashian after he came to know about the news.

Englishwoman found dead near Guatemala's Lake Atitlan
In a heartfelt video appeal, they urged anyone who had information about Catherine Shaw to get in touch. Shaw had been travelling since September last year and previously visited Mexico and California.

Gun-toting Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrest actress Felicity Huffman over college admission scam
Well, he has not been indicted yet, but charges could be on the way as he allegedly also made the donation to the fake charity. Dozens, including Huffman, the Emmy-winning star of ABC's " Desperate Housewives ", were arrested by midday Tuesday.

Israel shuts Jerusalem holy site after unrest
A fire rages in a police post on Jerusalem's Temple Mount after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at it on March 12, 2019. However, in February Palestinians opened the areas, breaking Israeli locks on an outer metal door that leads to them.