BREAKING! 49 Killed in Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques – What We Know About Gunmen (VIDEO)

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The mass took place Friday at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand ending up with 49 people dead and 48 taken to the hospital. 

Read the details about the devastating incident on Nexter.org.

“One of New Zealand’s darkest days”

  • 49 killed in a mass at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand;
  • It began at 1.40 p.m. local time;

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that is was a terrorist attack’;
  • 48 ‘badly hurt’ and have been taken to the hospital;

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  • 4 men in custody (three men and one woman);
  • An Australian arrested described as ‘extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist’.
  • One of the shooters livestreamed the attack on social media. The content has been removed, and the police asked not to share it.

 

What we know about the shooters

4 people were taken to the custody, including an Australian that is described as ‘extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist’.

 

None of the attackers weren’t on New Zealand watchlists.

CNN reports that a profile believed to belong to one of the shooters included a link to an 87-page Anti-Muslim manifesto filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and explanations prior to the attack.

Source: AP

 

In a Facebook live-stream of the , one of the gunmen says: “Remember, lads, subscribe to PewDiePie,” referencing the popular Swedish YouTuber.

‘Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch. I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy,’ Pewdiepie wrote on his Twitter account.

Kids have been shot

“I was driving by, I saw people lying in the ground so I pulled over and then once I got out of my truck I heard all the gunshots going off,” a witness said to CNN. “So I’m just trying to help them and one guy just looked like he was gone.”

He said he saw a man with a “with his 3 or 4-year-old daughter” who had been shot in the back.

“He was screaming like get her to the hospital and the ambulance couldn’t come in until it was secured so I just got my truck and loaded up him, and his daughter, and this other guy had been shot in the leg, and took them to the hospital,” he said.

Another witness stated he escaped from the window, “I turned to open the door to the toilet and they started firing and I said ‘what was going on’ and they just keep firing and firing,” he said.

“I smash the window and the firing just keep going,” he said.

Another witness told CNN that he prayed that the gunman would “run out of bullets.”

“I was thinking that he must run out bullets you know, so what I did was basically waiting and praying to God, oh God please let this guy run out of bullets.”

 

New Zealand is likely to reconsider its gun law

Source: AP

The country is not used to the mass as the last one happened 30 years ago, when a man named David Gray gunned down 13 people.

In New Zealand, the gun owners do need a license but they aren’t required to register their guns. It’s supposed that the country will renew scrutiny.

Prime minister Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attack was well planned and the country was chosen because of its values.

“We were chosen (because) we represent diversity, kindness compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it and those values, I can assure you, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack,” she said.


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