Multiple deaths at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand amid active shooter situation

Evarado Alatorre
Марта 15, 2019

The team is in Christchurch to play New Zealand in the third cricket test starting tomorrow, at Hagley Oval, and had just arrived at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayer when a gunman opened fire.

"Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high", they tweeted.

In response to a serious ongoing firearms incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown.

New Zealand Police have stormed the area and are urging anyone in the area to stay indoors.

First responders carried a victim away from a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque after Friday's shooting.

Media said shots had been fired near a mosque and a witness told broadcaster One News that he had seen three people lying on the ground, bleeding outside the building.

Christchurch resident Katherine Jamieson is in lockdown in her home, which is located down the road from the Mosque.

"There was a shooting, people came into the mosque during prayers with an automatic rifle and opened fire within the mosque during prayers", she said. "About ten minutes later they ran out of the bus and ran through Hagley Park and into the Hagley Oval".

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The Bangladesh cricket team was in the vicinity of the shooting but all members were safe, a team coach told media.

"I spoke to one of them shortly after [the incident]".

Media reports suggest that at least 20 shots were fired.

New Zealand historically has had only a handful of mass shootings events.

There are reports that a second mosque has been evacuated.

"When I heard that there is a shooting - the sound whats coming. I ran behind the mosque", he said.

Witness Len Peneha said 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.

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