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LIVE: Gunman named, four arrested, as Christchurch mosque attacks leave ‘significant’ number of fatalities | 1 NEWS NOW



Live updates like mass shootings take place in two mosques in Christchurch that leave more victims.

5:56 pm: Reaction to the shootings of All Black and devout Muslim Sonny Bill Williams. [19659002] 17:55: The police can now confirm that the closure of schools throughout Christchurch has been lifted.

5:39 pm: An Australian police source named the assassin as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton New South Wales.

5:31 pm: Police Commissioner Mike Bush says three men and a woman were arrested for attacks on two mosques.

The police can't tell how many deaths there are, but there have been "significant" number "of deaths.

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Police Commissioner Mike Bush informed the just a couple of hours after the shoot that wounded dozens


It is not yet possible to confirm that everyone is involved in the attacks were stopped. [1 9659006] There were a number of improvised explosive devices found in vehicles after the shootings.

5:25 pm: The man in police custody was arrested outside the Papanui high school 1 NEWS understands it.

Another eyewitness said 1 NEWS the bandit gathered people in a corner of one of the mosques involved in the shooting and "continued to shoot".

5:15 pm: Thousands of children get stuck in Christchurch schools.

A school The principal sent an email to the genitals golds to say about 750 pupils in the school on the outskirts of Christchurch, they are still stuck and will remain so until at least 17:30

5:03 pm: The next Test match between Bangladesh and the Black Caps was canceled after the shooting.

5:01 pm: 1 NEWS understands that the person behind the shooting is an Australian citizen.

It is not yet known if there was more than one person involved in the attack.

4:46 pm: Terrifying images emerged of the bandit who was experiencing the shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave.

4:45 pm: Air New Zealand issued a statement on the trip to Christchurch.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of the shooting in the city of Christchurch and our thoughts go to everyone involved. [19659006]" We offer flexibility to anyone who is booked to travel to or from Christchurch today. "

4 : 25 pm: People are advised to stay away from mosques around New Zealand until further notice.

The video also revealed a man arrested near a white SUV crashed in Christchurch.

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A man is in police custody after the two-mosque shootings in Christchurch today.
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4:15 pm: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms that there are more places involved in the shootings in Christchurch and calls it "one of the darkest days in New Zealand".

Your playlist will be loaded after this announcement [19659008] The prime minister spoke at a press conference following the filming of two Christchurch mosques this afternoon.


Mrs Ardern says that the incident is still "potentially evolving" and warns people to stay safe by offering their condolences to the victims and the tragedy.

"This violence does not take place in New Zealand, this is not what we are.

" This happened in a place where people should be safe and not. "

4: 00:00: Last police update: There were more fatal accidents, there is still an active shooter scenario.

One person is in custody and there have been people killed in two mosques, one on Deans Ave and one in Linwood.

3: 53pm: Security analyst Paul Buchanan says he saw the assassin's manifesto and the shooting is "clearly a case of a white supremacist"

He says the shooter probably would have had support in the execution of the attack. [19659002] 3:49 pm: There are unconfirmed reports that at least nine people were killed in the attack. attack.

3:47 pm: Another eyewitness spoke of 1 NEWS on the harrowing incident.

"The bandit crossed the main entrance, everyone ran to the back doors to save himself , people hid under cars and jumped the fence to escape.

"I hid in a house near the mosque and the shooting went on and on.

" I saw a guy reload and change a gun and start shooting again. "

15:40: Auckland police send officers to all mosques in the region by way of precaution [19659002] 15:30: A courier driver from Christchurch says he heard some shots in the Linwood Mosque for da 45 seconds to one minute before arriving "at gunpoint distance" of another gunman "spray bullets" outside

This is a different mosque than the shots confirmed at the Masjid Al Noor mosque of Deans Ave. [19659006] 1 NEWS is attempting to confirm the reports of this second incident

3:26 pm: 1 NEWS includes more than 30 people were taken to the emergency room of the Christchurch hospital.

C & Were hundreds of people in the mosque at the time of the accident and a witness says he saw a man enter the mosque with an automatic rifle, which fired for 10-15 minutes.

The man would have worn a black helmet.

3:25 pm: Last update from St John: St John was informed of a firearm incident in Central Christchurch at 1:53 pm on Friday afternoon.

We have about 20 emergency ambulances and operating vehicles on stage that provide support and we will continue to update you with the information received h.

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Ambulances continue to arrive with the victims.
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3:20 pm: National Party leader Simon Bridges tweeted about the incident.

3:10 pm: What we know so far:

At least one gunman opened fire in the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave around 1:40 pm

Witnesses heard more shots , some who said at 100 and there are more victims.

Much of Christchurch is blocked when the police respond to an "active shooter" situation.

2:58 pm: Interview with witnesses on the scene.

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The man said he ran away from the shooter in a place behind the mosque where he called the police.
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2:55 pm: RNZ reports that about 300 people were inside the Linwood mosque for afternoon prayers.

This is the second mosque where unconfirmed reports of a second shot emerged.

2: 52pm: A witness said 1 NEWS that they heard at least 20 shots from the mosque from what appeared to be a semiautomatic weapon.

2:47 pm: The movie at the Christchurch hospital shows more people arriving by ambulance on stretchers

A man entered the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave about a & # 39; now ago and opened fire.

14:45: Last police update: " In response to a serious weapons incident in Christchurch, all Christchurch schools have been put on shutdown."

2 : 42 pm: The Bangladesh cricket team was filmed escaping from Hagley Park near the first mosque where a shot was taken.

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The team was at Hagley Park and returned to the Oval.
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2:35 pm: A message from an eyewitness from 1 NEWS says: "My husband was driving and said he had brought three people to the hospital, one was a child all

"He wanted to take more he said that there were a dozen people just lying on the street."

2:32 pm: There are more reports on social media than theirs was a shot at a second mosque in Linwood

The police have yet to confirm it.

2:31 pm: Even the Linwood Ave school is now in block.

2:30 pm: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is

2:20 pm: Witness on the scene Mohammed Nazir told 1 NEWS that he saw three women shoot and bleed on the ground outside the mosque.

He called the police to ask for help and climbed a wall to escape.

He had to run in terror with his stockings leaving the shoes behind to get or security.

2:18 pm: Police urge anyone in central Christchurch to stay indoors and immediately report any suspicious behavior to 111.

14:15: Armed police are been deployed in the area according to the police, no injury report at this stage.

14:05: Police are asking people to "avoid the Deans Avenue area" by saying they will give more information soon.

2:04 pm: A witness told Stuff he heard 20 gunshots and saw three people lying on the ground near a mosque on Deans Ave.

14:00: Three schools around Hagley Park including Girls High and Christ's College are in bulk.


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