Christchurch mosque shootings: what we know about the tragedy

Still scene from mosque shooting video

Tavis was among numerous survivors who were forced to jump out of the windows to flee from the killer who filmed his shooting spree with a body camera.

Forty-nine people have been killed in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

She called it one of New Zealand's darkest days and stressed there was no place for extremist violence in her country, or perpetrators of it. In it, he says "it is a terrorist attack". Part of the attack which took place at Al Noor Mosque was broadcast live.

Ten people were later killed at the Linwood Islamic Centre, four miles (6km) away.

In the manifesto Tarrant laid out 74-pages of his racist dogmas, and described himself as "Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old".

Mohan Ibrahim told the New Zealand Herald: "At first we thought it was an electric shock but then all these people started running. Additional patients with gunshot wounds presented to other health facilities in the community", the health authority said.

The New Zealand-Bangladesh third Test match set to be played in Christchurch was axed.

The foreign ministry says there are 330 Indonesian citizens in Christchurch, 130 of them students.

Many other political leaders have condemned the terror attack in Christchurch. Prayers go to the victims and their families.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush did not elaborate on the suspects who are in custody.

Three were outside the mosque itself.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's health authority reported that at least 48 people are now in hospital in Christchurch being treated for gunshot wounds.

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It is unclear how the person came by such information.

Four people are in custody and one is person is on the loose after fatal shootings at two Christchurch's mosques today. Asked by journalists how they weren't previously known, Bush said police will look at all evidence to make sure nothing was overlooked.

According to CNN, 41 people were killed at the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, 7 died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and 1 died from their injuries in hospital.

Ardern said New Zealand had been placed on its highest security threat level.

Three men and a woman were arrested after the massacre, authorities said, adding that none of them were on any terrorism watch, including in Australia.

"What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence".

"Many of those who would have been affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand", Ardern said.

'We managed to get her into the auto of one of the people who was helping and got her to the hospital, she was critical, ' he told RNZ.

The live-streamed video shows him burst into the mosque and open fire discriminately.

No details were immediately available.

"We stand here and condemn, absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist", Morrison told a press conference.

The Prime Minister also offered strong words in defence of a now hurting New Zealand: "This act is not a reflection of who we are as a nation. this isn't who we are".

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