NZ Mosque Shooting

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New Zealand Shootings Reported at Mosques in Central Christchurch

Police responding to the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.CreditThe New Zealand Herald




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Police responding to the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.CreditCreditThe New Zealand Herald
By Charlotte Graham-McLay and Austin Ramzy
  • March 14, 2019
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The police said they were dealing with an active shooter in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday as local news reports said there were multiple casualties in an attack on one and perhaps a second mosque.
The police said the risk in the downtown area remained “extremely high.”
Shots were fired at a mosque near Hagley Park, and a second mosque on Linwood Avenue, also in Christchurch, was attacked, the national public broadcaster Radio New Zealand reported.

While the details of the shooting were still unclear, one purported witness, Mohammad Isam, a Bangladeshi journalist, posted a video of members of Bangladesh’s national cricket team who he said escaped the attack.
The video showed several men in the team’s jersey walking briskly through a park with the message, “Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval,” referring to the nearby cricket ground.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern canceled her events for the rest of the day after the shooting.
Reports of the shooting happened as young protesters were gathering in Christchurch and cities around the world to demand action on climate change.
Christchurch, with about 388,000 residents, is the biggest city on New Zealand’s South Island, hugging the Pacific Ocean coast.
 
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One Suspect In Custody

Police confirm there have been multiple fatalities at two locations – one mosque on Dean’s Road and one on Linwood Avenue.

The police say one suspect is in custody, but that the situation is still ongoing and it is an active shooter situation.

Commissioner Mike Bush said it was a “very serious and grave situation” and warned people not to leave their homes.

“Close your doors until you hear from us again,” said Bush.
 

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Police will address media at 5pm local time (in about 30 minutes).

Police commissioner Mike Bush has warned : “No one in the country must go to a mosque under any circumstances.”
 

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What a class act, murdering defenseless civilians. I've said it before and I'm saying it again. We need to create a punishment that will bestow perpetual torment on assholes like that. A regular Hell on Earth. Remove their arms and legs, hook them up to a harness with life support and waste removal system and put them in a locked room with a webcam broadcasting them withering away
 

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What a class act, murdering defenseless civilians. I've said it before and I'm saying it again. We need to create a punishment that will bestow perpetual torment on assholes like that. A regular Hell on Earth. Remove their arms and legs, hook them up to a harness with life support and waste removal system and put them in a locked room with a webcam broadcasting them withering away
I'm all for punishments that reflect the crime.
 
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Witness account :

At about 1:40pm a gunman entered the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire.

Mohan Ibrahim was inside the mosque when the shooting began. He told the New Zealand Herald he thought it was an electric shock but then all these people started running.

“I still have friends inside. I have been calling my friends but there are many I haven’t heard from. I am scared for my friends lives.”

Ahmad Al-mahmoud described seeing the man “coming through and shooting everyone in the mosque.

“We’re trying to get everyone to run from the area because we couldn’t get everyone out throught the door,” he told Stuff.co

He said he jumped over the back fence of the mosque to escape.

“I haven’t seen the guy correctly but he was wearing helmet and these things,” he said.

“[There was] at least over 50 bullets ... [it was] quite fast ... could be more than hundreds.”