Four people were arrested and several bombs were found after 40 people were killed in shooting at two mosques in ChristChurch Shooting.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that as of 7 pm, 40 people had lost their lives in the Al Nour Mosque on Denis Street and the Linwood Mosque on Linwood Street on Friday.
Armed police were deployed in the area, when 20 shots were reported at the Deans Ave mosque. The Christchurch High School for Girls was closed and the public was urged to avoid the area of ChristChurch.
At least 40 people were killed and 20 wounded. Several hundred people worshiped in mosques.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that a citizen born in Australia has been detained. In total, New Zealand police detained four persons – three men and one woman. It is not clear whether there are more people involved. One of the shooters identified himself on the Internet through an official statement that he was 28-year-old Brenton Tarant.
Then he went out of the mosque through the front door – just under three minutes from the inside, and headed for the street – where random shots were fired as the cars passed as ChristChurch Shooting.
He returned to the Subaru Beige station wagon parked in a nearby lane to get more ammunition from the boot. He fired more shots into the street without any clear goal, and said: “It seems we will not get the bird.