Written By: - Date published: 2:39 pm, March 15th, 2019 - 362 comments
There has been a shooting at a mosque in Central Christchurch. Injured people have been seen in the doorway and armed Police are out in force.
UPDATE: The Star is reporting that one person is dead, and there are reports of a second mosque in Linwood being attacked.
UPDATE: A shooter has posted a series of manifestos. It appears to be typical race hate. It also appears that the shooting was live streamed.
UPDATE: The WestPac rescue helicopter is flying over Papanui High School, with what appears to be armed Police leaning out the doors. Papanui is approx 5 kms from the Dean’s Ave mosque. There are also reports that an arrest has been made.
UPDATE: Police confirm an arrest has been made. However the city remains in lockdown until it is clear that there is no further danger. Police also confirm multiple fatalities.
Last UPDATE for the night: 49 dead, 48 injured, 4 fascists in custody. Today has been horrible and tomorrow is going to be a very hard day. Kia kaha, aroha and lets stick together. A people united will never be defeated.