Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far | World News
A number of people have died in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers in New Zealand.
Here is what we know so far:
:: Two mosques in Christchurch were targeted, with the deadliest shooting unfolding at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in the city centre.
:: The number of those killed and injured is currently unclear.
:: Witnesses said the shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque lasted for 20 minutes, with the gunman going from room to room.
:: Three men and one woman are in custody, and police say there may be other attackers at large.
:: Schools are in lockdown across Christchurch and mosques nationally have been told to shut their doors. Armed police have been deployed across the city centre.
:: A number of improvised explosive devices strapped to vehicles have been made safe.
:: Footage on social media appears to show the gunman live-streaming as he entered the mosque with his weapon drawn.
:: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said it is “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
:: Bangladesh’s cricket team was approaching the mosque for Friday prayers at the time of the shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque.