Police and ambulance employees assist a wounded man from exterior a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass capturing at a mosque within the New Zealand metropolis of Christchurch. (AP Picture/Mark Baker) The Related Press
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Newest on shootings at mosques in New Zealand (all instances native):
Police have warned people to keep away from mosques anyplace in New Zealand following two shootings with a number of fatalities at two mosques in Christchurch.
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush stated anybody pondering of going to a mosque ought to keep put and shut their doorways.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated at a Friday afternoon information convention that one suspect was in custody however “there could be others involved.”
A person who lives close to the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch stated many people have been useless there. A witness to a second capturing informed New Zealand media he noticed two wounded people being transported by rescuers afterward.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says following deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch it’s “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
Police stated there have been a number of fatalities and one particular person was in custody, however no particulars have been instantly obtainable.
Ardern stated at a Friday afternoon information convention, “what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”
She stated whereas many people affected could also be migrants or refugees “they have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.”
New Zealand media say a capturing has occurred in a second mosque within the metropolis of Christchurch.
No particulars have been instantly obtainable.
Earlier Friday afternoon, police had urged people to remain indoors as authorities responded to a capturing on the Masjid Al Noor mosque.
A neighbor described mass casualties contained in the mosque and stated he noticed the gunman flee.
A witness says many people have been killed in a mass capturing at a mosque within the New Zealand metropolis of Christchurch.
Police haven’t described the dimensions of the Friday capturing however urged people in central Christchurch to remain indoors.
Witness Len Peneha says he noticed a person wearing black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque after which heard dozens of pictures, adopted by people operating from the mosque in terror.
He says he additionally noticed the gunman flee earlier than emergency providers arrived
Peneha says he went into the mosque to try to assist: “I saw dead people everywhere.”
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