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Christchurch Shooting: 49 People Killed In New Zealand Mosque Terror Attack

17 March 2019

The shooter reportedly said, "Subscribe to PewDiePie" during the attack.

One witness, who did not want to be named, said he was driving by the scene and saw a man with a "with his 3 or 4-year-old daughter" who had been shot in the back.

He said he was inspired by Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik.

The manifesto, posted online, features a series of questions and answers, and opens with one asking: "Who are you?"

Brenton Tarrant said that he is a white supremacist and says that he is from the "British Stock". I had a regular childhood, without any great issues. On Saturday, people across the country were reaching out to Muslims in their communities on social media to volunteer acts of kindness - offering rides to the grocery store or volunteering to walk with them if they felt unsafe. "Who chose to take a stand to ensure a future for my people".

"It's a big mosque and there were more than 200 people inside".

New Zealand Police have now confirmed that three men and one woman are in custody in relation to the attacks.

Mike Bush the Police Commissioner said that it is possible that there are more people involved in the2 coordinated terrorist attacks.

"It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack".

The visiting Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at one of the mosques when the shooting started but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters. Seven more were killed at the Linwood Ave mosque, three of them outside the building.

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CNN has not been able to independently confirm any information about any of the attackers and the alleged video at this stage.

In the video, the killer spends more than two minutes inside the mosque spraying terrified worshippers with gunfire. He said he and others escaped by breaking through a glass door.

Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed in black enter the mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror.

A Twitter account with the handle @brentontarrant posted on Wednesday images of a rifle and other military gear decorated with names and messages connected to white nationalism.

Tarrant, and another gunman targeted two mosques during the bloodbath, injuring at least twenty people.

"Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the gunman responsible for shootings was an Australian-born citizen.

Ardern went on to say that many of those who were directly affected could be migrants and refugees, stating, "They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home".

World leaders condemned the violence and offered condolences, with President Donald Trump tweeting, "We stand in solidarity with New Zealand".

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in his condemnation remarks, said that Christchurch incident was quite sorrowful.

Christchurch Shooting: 49 People Killed In New Zealand Mosque Terror Attack