Christchurch Shooting: New Zealand’s Darkest Day

Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said it was an unprecedented act of violence.
15 Mar 2019 15:57
Christchurch Shooting: New Zealand’s Darkest Day
Stunned and bloodied workshippers outside one of the Christchurch mosques.CREDIT:JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF.

Update: 4.28pm The New Zealand Police has released the following statement asking those living in Central Christchurch Police would like to remind all parents and caregivers that schools across the city remain in lock down.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has labelled the attack on two mosques in Christchurch as New Zealand’s darkest days.

New Zealand Police has confirmed that they have a suspect in custody.

“It was an unprecedented act of violence. Police has apprehended a person, but I don’t have further details of him yet,” Ms Arden said.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush made the following statement:

The Fijian High Commission in Wellington is monitoring the situation and will provide an update about whether Fijians were involved.

The shooting at a Christchurch mosque was livestreamed for 17 minutes by the gunman.

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