Reported Christchurch mosque shooting sees armed police deployed and schools in lockdown

A view of the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch

People in central Christchurch have been urged to stay indoors and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to 111.

Further updates will follow. He and others broke a window in a door to escape from the mosque. There is no official confirmation on casualties.

A New Zealand Cricket spokesperson said it was an "unfolding situation" around if the match would go ahead.

The PM said the act of violence had shocked and horrified New Zealanders.

"It is clear this is one of New Zealand's darkest days", she said.

Just escaped active shooters!

Christchurch hospital and all of the city's schools have been placed on lockdown.

There are unconfirmed reports that there has been a second shooting at a mosque in Linwood.

"One man had been shot twice - once in the abdomen and once in the shoulder. he was conscious".

"The distraught Bangladesh players got inside a bus and laid down on the floor after the warning", he reported.

Police also confirmed "there have been a number of fatalities" without giving a specific number.




Shots were fired at or near mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

The man, who is a wheelchair, gave a chilling account of the event. They (the players) are in bad and severe mental [distress], they're not feeling well.

"Then suddenly the shooting started".

"There were bodies all over me", he said. It was at the moment I realised things were really serious. I'm new in Christchurch, I didn't know who to contact.

"He did his massacre inside the mosque".

"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter", Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

Witnesses told local media there were several casualties inside the building.

The gun attack happened at 1.40pm local time (0.40am GMT) during afternoon prayers.

Some members of the Bangladesh cricket team were filmed fleeing the scene.

Taking to Twitter, he said: "Entire team got saved from active shooters!" We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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