The Hush Post| 16: 14 pm |two -minute-read
In the Christchurch mosque shooting as per the latest update 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured.
The shoot-out took place in two different mosques in the second-largest city of New Zealand on Friday (March 15).
The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said it was a well-planned terror attack. Media reports said that a man who called himself “Brenton Tarrant” – a white, 28-year-old Australia-born man – claimed to be the shooter and livestreamed the shooting for 17 minutes. He can be seen entering the mosque and live streaming the terror attack.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that one of the four people taken into custody is Australian.
“I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen,” Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney.
“As family members with our New Zealand cousins today, we grieve, we are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged, and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.”
Police said all mosques in the country have been asked to shut doors for now.