Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter

New Zealand mosque shooting: At least 49 killed after gunmen open fire

New Zealand gunman described himself as "Scottish, Irish and English"

"They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is there home".

"This is a location of interest in relation to the serious firearms incident in Christchurch today", the police wrote on Twitter.

AFP downloaded the video and took screenshots of the Twitter account before they went inactive.

Two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were also found and neutralized by the military, police said.

The commissioner also said that one of the four detained people had already been charged with murder, and another one was not implicated in the crime at all.

The Christchurch attackers were not on any terror watch-lists. Another video, taken by someone else, showed police apprehending the gunman on a pavement by a road. "There have been some absolute acts of bravery".

"Many of those who would have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand, they may even be refugees here", Arden told reporters.

"It is clear that this is one of New Zealand's darkest days", she said.

Neil Basu, the Met's national policing chief for counter-terrorism, said: "We will be stepping up reassurance patrols around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faith, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves".

The news has taken over worldwide media with broadcasters including CNN, BBC and CNBC going live to New Zealand - the worst shooting attack to ever take place in the country.

One man, with blood still on his shirt, said in a television interview that he hid from a gunman under a bench and prayed that he would run out of bullets.

In a statement, The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars said "We call on the whole world, its countries, as well as its organizations and its institutions to criminalize all racist rhetoric", according to Saudi state news agency SPA. He then witnessed people running from the mosque completely terrorized.

It was by far the deadliest shooting in modern New Zealand history. After walking back outside and shooting a woman there, he gets back in his vehicle, where the song "Fire" by English rock band "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" can be heard blasting from the speakers. The video then cuts out.

"Horrified to hear of Christchurch mosque shootings". Peneha then took about five people into his home to recover from their distress.

Map locates two mosques in Christchurch and Linwood New Zealand where mass shootings occurred
Map locates two mosques in Christchurch and Linwood New Zealand where mass shootings occurred

"Who is he to decide who lives and dies?"

"I saw dead people everywhere".

Six Indonesians had been inside one of the mosques, with three managing to escape and three unaccounted for, its foreign minister said. "It's unbelievable nutty. I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone".

About the same time, there was a second shooting at Masjid mosque which is in Linwood.

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.

At the same time, the Canterbury District Health Board said that at least 48 people, including little children, were being treated at the Christchurch Hospital.

One person was killed and several others were injured. (TVNZ/via Reuters TV)What's known about the suspect?

Christchurch streets and schools were locked down after the gun shooting.

- One man has been charged with murder. There will be so many people affected.

The 74-page manifesto, titled "The Great Replacement" and allegedly authored by Tarrant, cited "white genocide" as his motivation.

He also told CNN, "It's a big mosque and there were more than 200 people inside".

In the manifesto, Tarrant describes himself as "just an ordinary white man, 28 years old".

The Consulate General is working with local police to further check if there is any Chinese citizen caught in the attack, the Consul General said.

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