At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.
Ammunition seen in this undated photo posted on twitter on March 12, 2019 by the apparent gunman who attacked a mosque in Christchurch. (Reuters)
People stand across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch on March 15, 2019. (AP)
Police can now confirm the lock down of schools throughout Christchurch has been lifted. We would like to reassure members of the public that there is a large Police presence in the city and the safety of the community is our priority.— New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) March 15, 2019
A man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the mosque, police said. (AP)
A view of the al-Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken in 2014. (Reuters)