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"One of New Zealand's darkest days"- over 40 people die after attack on Mosques in Christchurch "One of New Zealand's darkest days"- over 40 people die after attack on Mosques in Christchurch
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March 15: Three people are in custody after attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people are confirmed to have died. March 15: Three people are in custody after attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people are confirmed to have died.
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<strong>This is a developing story. Please help WikiTribune keep the article up to date as more information becomes available.</strong> <strong>This is a developing story. Please help WikiTribune keep the article up to date as more information becomes available.</strong>
At least <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">forty nine people have died</a> and<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039"> three people have been taken into custody</a> following shootings at <a href="https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949">two mosques</a> in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. At least <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">forty nine people have died</a> and<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039"> three people have been taken into custody</a> following shootings at <a href="https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949">two mosques</a> in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
A 28 year old man appeared in court on March 16 on murder charges, <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213284">and has been remanded in custody without plea until April 5.</a>  A 28 year old man appeared in court on March 16 on murder charges, <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213284">and has been remanded in custody without a plea until April 5.</a>
<a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">At around 1:40pm</a> local time on Friday March 15 a gunman entered the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live">Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire</a>. Nearby Linwood Mosque was also then <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798">targetted.</a> <a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">At around 1:40pm</a> local time on Friday March 15 a gunman entered the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live">Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire</a>. Nearby Linwood Mosque was also then <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798">targetted.</a>
It has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">reported</a> multiple improvised explosive devices located on vehicles have been found and made safe. It has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">reported</a> multiple improvised explosive devices located on vehicles have been found and made safe.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> 41 people died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque, seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque, with another victim later dying in hospital. Police Commissioner Mike Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> 41 people died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque, seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque, with another victim later dying in hospital.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister, said the shootings "<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">can only be described as a terrorist attack."</a> Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister, said the shootings "<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">can only be described as a terrorist attack."</a>
<a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">"This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,"</a> said Ms. Ardern. "There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence." <a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">"This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,"</a> said Ms. Ardern. "There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence."
<a href="https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/statement-jacinda-ardern-christchurch-mass-shooting-%E2%80%93-9am-16-march">The Prime Minister</a> has also <a href="https://youtu.be/JwTt-cvLkLM">made</a> a <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-16/christchurch-mosque-attack-suspect-brenton-tarrant-in-court/10907546">statement</a> on the weapons used by the perpetrator of the attack. <a href="https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/statement-jacinda-ardern-christchurch-mass-shooting-%E2%80%93-9am-16-march">The Prime Minister</a> has also <a href="https://youtu.be/JwTt-cvLkLM">made</a> a <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-16/christchurch-mosque-attack-suspect-brenton-tarrant-in-court/10907546">statement</a> on the weapons used by the perpetrator of the attack.
"There were two semi automatic weapons and two shotguns. The offender was in possession of a gun licence. A lever-action firearm was also found. While work has been done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun licence and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now — our gun laws will change." "There were two semi automatic weapons and two shotguns. The offender was in possession of a gun licence. A lever-action firearm was also found. While work has been done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun licence and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now — our gun laws will change."
The 28 year old in custody has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">confirmed</a> to be an Australian citizen by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He is <a href="https://amp-rnz-co-nz.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.rnz.co.nz/article/808f1d1a-1c6e-47a1-982d-f158f4788ce8?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s">currently a resident of Dunedin.</a> The 28 year old in custody has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">confirmed</a> to be an Australian citizen by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He is <a href="https://amp-rnz-co-nz.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.rnz.co.nz/article/808f1d1a-1c6e-47a1-982d-f158f4788ce8?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s">currently a resident of Dunedin.</a>
Mr. Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> that four people had initially been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the attacks- of the four, one has been charged with murder and two remain in custody. The other, who had been found armed at the scene, has been released- <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-16/christchurch-mosque-attack-suspect-brenton-tarrant-in-court/10907546">they were an armed member of the public seeking to help police.</a> Mr. Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> that four people had initially been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the attacks- of the four, one has been charged with murder and two remain in custody. The other, who had been found armed at the scene, has been released- <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-16/christchurch-mosque-attack-suspect-brenton-tarrant-in-court/10907546">they were an armed member of the public seeking to help police.</a>
The attack on the Al-Noor mosque was<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798"> live-streamed to Facebook by one of the attackers together with a "manifesto" of his views. The footage has since been taken down.</a> Police have asked that the public respect the victims by not re-publishing the footage. The attack on the Al-Noor mosque was<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798"> live-streamed to Facebook by one of the attackers together with a "manifesto" of his views. The footage has since been taken down.</a> Police have asked that the public respect the victims by not re-publishing the footage.
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  <p><a href="https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/statement-jacinda-ardern-christchurch-mass-shooting-%E2%80%93-9am-16-march" rel="nofollow">Statement from Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch mass shooting 9am 16 March &#8212; The official website of the New Zealand Government</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque" rel="nofollow">Christchurch mosque shooting kills 49, gun laws will change PM says &#8212; stuff.co.nz</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039" rel="nofollow">Christchurch mosque massacre: 49 confirmed dead in shootings; four arrested &#8211; three men, one woman &#8212; New Zealand Herald</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://youtu.be/JwTt-cvLkLM" rel="nofollow">PM Jacinda Ardern on terrorist attack in Christchurch &#8212; Youtube, Radio NZ channel</a></p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306" rel="nofollow">https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306</a></p>  <p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306" rel="nofollow">Christchurch shootings at two mosques leave 49 dead, Australian arrested in relation to livestreamed terror attack &#8212; ABC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque" rel="nofollow">https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque</a></p>   
  <p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306" rel="nofollow">Christchurch shootings at two mosques leave 49 dead, Australian arrested in relation to livestreamed terror attack &#8212; ABC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live" rel="nofollow">https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live" rel="nofollow">Christchurch massacre: PM confirms children among shooting victims – as it happened &#8212; The Guardian</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798" rel="nofollow">http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798</a></p>  <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798" rel="nofollow">Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks &#8212; BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-newzealand-shootout/many-dead-in-new-zealand-shooting-at-two-mosques-during-friday-prayers-idUKKCN1QW05N" rel="nofollow">http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-newzealand-shootout/many-dead-in-new-zealand-shooting-at-two-mosques-during-friday-prayers-idUKKCN1QW05N</a></p>  <p><a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-newzealand-shootout/many-dead-in-new-zealand-shooting-at-two-mosques-during-friday-prayers-idUKKCN1QW05N" rel="nofollow">Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings &#8212; Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949" rel="nofollow">https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949</a></p>  <p><a href="https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949" rel="nofollow">The Latest: New Zealand rugby match canceled for mourning &#8212; Associated Press</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039" rel="nofollow">https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&#038;objectid=12213039</a></p>  
<p><a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306" rel="nofollow">https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306</a></p>  
<p><a href="https://youtu.be/JwTt-cvLkLM" rel="nofollow">https://youtu.be/JwTt-cvLkLM</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><a href="https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/statement-jacinda-ardern-christchurch-mass-shooting-%E2%80%93-9am-16-march" rel="nofollow">https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/statement-jacinda-ardern-christchurch-mass-shooting-%E2%80%93-9am-16-march</a></p>   

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