17 minutes of terror: Shootings video was livestreamed | World News
A gunman live-streamed for 17 minutes from a helmet camera as he entered a mosque in New Zealand and began shooting worshippers. Here is how part of the terror attack unfolded.
:: A white, blond man is seen driving to Al Noor mosque as music plays in the background.
:: He walks down the pavement towards the entrance.
:: As he slowly approaches the mosque door, he draws his weapon – and points it at those stood inside.
:: The graphic footage shows the gunman shooting down a corridor, before turning into a room full of worshippers and firing at them.
:: More than a dozen bodies were in one room alone.
:: Witnesses said a room in the mosque reserved specifically for women was among those targeted.
:: He returns to the corridor and approaches the mosque’s central room. Several people are shot at and fall as they try to run away from the attack. One man is shot as tries to escape, brushing past the gunman.
:: The gunman fires multiple times. He repeatedly shoots at bodies already motionless on the ground.
:: A number of bodies are seen in the corners of a large room.
:: After five minutes of shooting, he returns to the car and changes guns.
:: He then returns to the mosque and shoots people who show signs of life.
:: The footage shows inscriptions – including the names of mass killers – written in white on his black weapon and the guns’ magazines.
:: He returns to the car and drives off at speed.
:: The video shows him then firing at parked cars and a building.
:: Red petrol canisters are in the back of the gunman’s car, along with weapons.
:: Police then confirm they have neutralised improvised explosive devices found strapped to vehicles around Christchurch.
:: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 30 people were killed in the Al Noor mosque shooting, with 10 others losing their lives in an attack at another mosque in Christchurch.
:: The number of dead is later confirmed as 49.
:: Witnesses described the Al Noor attacker as blond, white, dressed in black, and wearing a helmet as well as a bulletproof vest.
:: A 73-page manifesto appearing to belong to the gunman emerges, in which he identifies himself as a 28-year-old white male born in Australia.
:: In the document, seen by Sky News, he lists white nationalists as heroes.