New Zealand - Christchurch Mosque shooting, dead & injured reported, 15 March 2019

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  1. north_west

    north_west Active Member

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    What we know so far
    • At 1:40pm a gunman entered the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire
    • There are reports of casualties with local media are reporting some people have died, with witnesses saying they saw “lots of bodies” on the ground, though police have not confirmed the number of those injured or dead.
    • This is an active shooter situation, with police responding to more gunshots fired at other locations across the city.
    • The city remains under lockdown, with central Christchurch evacuated, children who were participating in the climate strikes were evacuated, schools are under lockdown.
    • Police have confirmed to the Guardian that there is a bomb in a car that has crashed on Strickland Street in the city. People are being evacuated from the area.
    • Police are entering properties in Deyell Crescent, they are telling evacuees “you don’t want to know what is happening”.
    • Prime minister Jacinda Ardern cancelled all her afternoon activities and is set to address media at 4pm local time (in about half an hour).
    Sources have told our reporter on the ground, Eleanor Ainge Roy, that police are searching for three people inside the area that has been cordoned off, as well as a white van.

    Christchurch shooting: police search for gunman after mass shooting at mosque – live updates

    Live feed from ABC Australia

     
  2. drjones

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    there will be 40-50+ dead by the time its over imo

    the whole thing was livestreamed and announced beforehand

    sickening. this was a very dedicated, very calm, terrorist. he joked about the shootings immediately afterward in a "matter of fact" completely casual tone.
     
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  3. dotr

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    Witness: Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting
    Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors.

    Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed in black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch at about 1:45 p.m. and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror.

    "New Zealand media say a second shooting has occurred in a seperate mosque in the city of Christchurch.


    No details were immediately available"
    rbbm
     
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  4. PrimeSuspect

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    What we know so far
    • At 1:40pm a gunman entered the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire
    • There are reports of casualties with local media are reporting some people have died, with witnesses saying they saw “lots of bodies” on the ground, though police have not confirmed the number of those injured or dead.
    • This is an active shooter situation, with police responding to more gunshots fired at other locations across the city.
    • The city remains under lockdown, with central Christchurch evacuated, children who were participating in the climate strikes were evacuated, schools are under lockdown.
    • Police have confirmed to the Guardian that there is a bomb in a car that has crashed on Strickland Street in the city. People are being evacuated from the area.
    • Police are entering properties in Deyell Crescent, they are telling evacuees “you don’t want to know what is happening”.
    • Prime minister Jacinda Ardern cancelled all her afternoon activities and is set to address media at 4pm local time (in about half an hour).
    Christchurch shooting: police search for gunman after mass shooting at mosque – live updates
     
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  5. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Christchurch shooting: police search for gunman after mass shooting at mosque – live updates


    7m ago 03:00

    There are reports that someone who could be the shooter has released a manifesto online, and a very disturbing video showing the attack.

    These are unconfirmed at this stage and we are choosing not to publish more about them until we have been able to verify them. We will bring you more information about this when we have it.

    Updated at 3.02am

    ‘I saw people drop dead’ - witness’s horrific account of shooting
    A man who was at the mosque during the incident is telling TVNZ he hasn’t seen his wife, who was also in the mosque this morning, since the shooting.

    The man, who is a wheelchair and pushed himself out to the carpark, has a chilling account of the event.

    He said he was in the side room and the imam had just started his sermon when the shooting started.

    It was very peaceful, calm and quiet, as it is when the sermon starts, you could hear a pin drop.

    Then suddenly the shooting started. It started in the main room... I was in the side room, so I didn’t see who was shooting but I saw that some people were running out to my room where I was in, I saw some people had blood on their body and some people were limping. It was at the moment I realised things were really serious.
     
  6. PrimeSuspect

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    Multiple fatalities at two locations and situation ongoing, with one suspect in custody, police confirm
    New Zealand police confirm that 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.

    Christchurch shooting: multiple fatalities after mass shooting at two mosques – live updates

    Horrible situation, lost for words. :(
     
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  7. drjones

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    reply to above post - his manifesto was on twitter, it was pulled but im sure people copied it first.

    his prior warnings were posted to the cesspool 8chan, im not sure if they are still up since i will not visit that site.

    this guy calmly walked into a mosque and executed 40+ people (my guess) he then went outside looking for more victims, he then returned to his car to reload and went back in to make sure everyone was dead, including head shots for just about every victim whether they were moving or not, then he drove off shooting out of his car at more people and joking about how easy it was.

    his motive is very clear but i wont get into it. hopefully this guy is the guy in custody, while obviously anyone involved is dangerous - i cant imagine anyone "more" dangerous than this man.
     
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    LIVE: Police say 'multiple fatalities' in mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques, one person arrested
    4:00pm:
    Latest update from police: There have been multiple fatalities, there is still an active shooter scenario playing out.

    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 has seen the gunman's manifesto and the shooting is "clearly a case of a white supremacist".

    He says the shooter would likely have had support in carrying out the attack.

    3:49pm: There are unconfirmed reports at least nine people have been killed in the attack.
     
  9. squid

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    Dozens feared dead after gunmen open fire on Christchurch mosques

    The gunman behind one of the two horrific mass shootings at a Christchurch mosque today, livestreamed the moment he mowed down dozens.

    * Dozens feared dead as at least two gunmen open fire at two Christchurch mosques
    * Gunman, believed to be Australian, livestreams as he opens fire inside Al Noor Mosque
    * Gunman wrote a 37-page manifesto declaring his intentions
    * Armed police at second mosque in suburb of Linwood
    * Christchurch Hospital is in lockdown

    There are reports of multiple dead and at least 50 casualties with emergency service vehicles still at Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and Linwood Masjid mosque. There is also a heavy police presence at Christchurch Hospital.

    At least one of the gunman livestreamed the shooting to social media, sharing the horrifying video to Facebook.

    The chilling POV video, viewed by news.com.au and verified by Storyful, begins with a man in brown fingerless gloves driving through the streets of Christchurch towards the mosque.

    The camera appears to be attached to his head.
     
  10. Reasonable & Just

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    Oh my goodness. This sounds horrific.
     
  11. dixiegirl1035

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    Prayers to loved ones and family of those who are attacked. If I recall correctly, there is a member here who is from Christchurch oh, but I can't remember her name and moniker from a case in the past.
     
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    Live: 'One of New Zealand's darkest days': Worshippers shot dead in Christchurch mosques

    Christchurch mosque shootings: Police say gunman in custody, hunting for other shooters after murderous rampage

    What we know

    • Reports that a gunman opened fire inside a mosque in Christchurch's Hagley Park during Friday prayers.
    • A witness interviewed on TVNZ said a man carrying a gun entered the Masjid Al Noor at about 1:45pm (local time).
    • There were around 300 people inside the mosque at the time of the shooting, with police confirming there have been multiple fatalities.
    • Schools in Christchurch have been placed into lockdown and police have closed Deans Avenue between Moorehouse Avenue and Riccarton Road.
    • Police also responded to a second mosque in the suburb of Linwood.
    SBM
     
  13. SunVenus

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    This is just awful. Simply tragic and frightening. I am following the news via my radio app on my phone and it's still very much a developing situation. The news just gets worse by the moment. The NZ PM just spoke, and expressed the horror we are all feeling.

    And another bad bit just coming in: someone trying to take credit (whether legitimate or nut) is a guy born here in Oz. He's allegedly posted a manifesto filled with hate on 8chan or somewhere. How shameful. How embarrassing for us.

    <Modsnip off topic>
     
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    New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) tweeted at 10:09 PM on Thu, Mar 14, 2019:
    5/5 There will be a media stand-up at 5pm today at the Royal Society Te Aparangi on Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington.
    (New Zealand Police on Twitter)
     
  15. FrostOwl

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    I would say that the shooter is just like Brevik, following in his footsteps. There seems to be a manifesto somewhere on the web (according to members on a Swedish site similar to Reddit), where he claims that one of the reasons for this is to take revenge on the terrorist attack in Stockholm in April 2017 where among others a 11-year-old girl named Ebba died. I haven't looked up the manifesto, have no interest to see it, but her name is mentioned in it. What a "counter-terrorism" attack in New Zealand have something to do with what happened in Stockholm is just something that exsist in a mad-man's head, in my opinion.
     
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    Brenton Tarrant: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    Brenton Tarrant is the name used by the man shown in a graphic and extremely disturbing Facebook live video who appears to be fatally shooting multiple people at a New Zealand mosque in Christchurch with a rifle scrawled with the names of other mass shooters.

    Although it’s not yet clear whether that’s his real name or not, and authorities have not confirmed the identity of the active shooter or the authenticity of the video (police told CNN they were “aware” of it), the Facebook page in the name Brenton Tarrant appears to have streamed the mosque mass shooting on Facebook Live. In the longer version of the video, you see him in his car with multiple rifles at his side. He appears to be wearing military gear. You can hear the GPS giving him directions to the mosque in the chilling video. He is wearing gloves with the fingers cut out and plays music – a song called “Remove Kebab” about ethnic cleansing -during the ride. He then walks into the mosque and coldly and randomly begins to gun people down.

    SBM
     
  17. Andieinsyd

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    So sorry to the NZ community and especially the Muslim community. Hope it was the one guy they have caught and that he will face swift justice. It’s absolutely disgusting to attack people en mass like this.
     
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    https://www.seattlepi.com/news/crim...d-in-New-Zealand-mosque-shooting-13690209.php

    The man who claimed responsibility for the shooting said he was 28-year-old white Australian who came to New Zealand only to plan and train for the attack. He said he was not a member of any organization, but had donated to and interacted with many nationalist groups, though he acted alone and no group ordered the attack.

    He said the mosques in Christchurch and Linwood would be the targets, as would a third mosque in the town of Ashburton if he could make it there.

    He said he chose New Zealand because of its location, to show that even the most remote parts of the world were not free of "mass immigration."
     
  19. squid

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    BBC News:
    Four people in custody. 3 men 1 woman. Not assuming there aren't others at large
    Attackers apprehended by local police.
    IEDs attached to vehicles intercepted by the force .
    At least 27 dead. Maybe up to 50.
     
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  20. Betty P

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    At the ABC live feed, they're saying 4 people have been arrested. There may be more. Found IED's attached to some cars, also.

    Very shocking and horrible. Much sympathy to the victims, families and everyone in Christchurch and all of NZ.

    Update: Just saw a crawler at the link above saying the killers captured so far are 3 men and 1 woman.

    The messages left indicate they are white supremacists.

    Daily Mail says one is a 28 yo man from Australia.

    Shooter opens fire in New Zealand and ‘injures four people’ as witnesses say they heard ’20 shots’ | Daily Mail Online

    Police are still trying to take down the video of the shooting taken by the man above. Telling people not to look at it.

    ETA: At link above, the shooter posted online that he is a supporter of Donald Trump.
     
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