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    Breaking News: Christchurch Shooting

    Right wing racist nutter on the loose in Mosque?

    Armed officers are entering Deyell Crescent, south of the Botanic Gardens and Al Noor Mosque, where the shootings took place.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...-incident-live

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    Tweets from NZ police:

    1/2 A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter.Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high.Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off...

    2/2 ... off the streets and indoors until further notice. Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice.Police thanks the public for their cooperation and will provide further updates to keep residents informed.

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    This is from the Associated Press: (20 minutes ago)


    A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.


    Police have not described the scale of the Friday shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors.


    Witness Len Peneha says he saw a man dressed in black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror.


    He says he also saw the gunman flee before emergency services arrived
    Peneha says he went into the mosque to try and help: “I saw dead people everywhere.”


    Again, police have not confirmed casualty numbers, though we have seen footage of several people being wheeled into Christchurch hospital for treatment following the shooting. We will let you know as soon as police or other authorities confirm casualties.

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    What we know so far


    At 1:40pm a gunman entered the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire


    There are reports of casualties with local media are reporting at least six dead, though police have not confirmed the number of those injured or dead.
    This is an active shooter situation, with police responding to more gunshots fired at other locations across the city.


    The city remains under lockdown, with central Christchurch evacuated, children who were participating in the climate strikes were evacuated, schools are under lockdown.


    Police have confirmed to the Guardian that there is a bomb in a car that has crashed on Strickland Street in the city. People are being evacuated from the area.


    Police are entering properties in Deyell Crescent, they are telling evacuees “you don’t want to know what is happening”.


    Prime minister Jacinda Ardern cancelled all her afternoon activities and is set to address media at 4pm local time (in about half an hour).

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    They closed off a hospital for some reason, nobody in or out.

    Not sure if that's to keep clear for casualties or because it's involved somehow.

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    He livestreamed it on facebook. I saw it. I wish I hadn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    He livestreamed it on facebook. I saw it. I wish I hadn't.
    Blimey. Terrorism/nutterism in the modern age.

    From photographing every meal to live streaming when you go nuts and go on a shooting rampage.

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    At least one of the shooters identified as white.

    Shooting was at least two mosques.

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    Strange comment on NZ Herald livestream... Reported that one shooter was Australian??

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    ^ Without me checking, do the rozzers all carry firearms in NZ?

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    Not generally no.

    I think they keep them in their patrol cars though?

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    Shooter ID'ed as a white 20-something Australian man... WTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Not generally no.

    I think they keep them in their patrol cars though?
    Apparently so - a glock and a rifle in the cars, with more in the station.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Police

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    White male suspect, usually is

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Right wing racist nutter on the loose in Mosque?
    Islam is not a race, there are white Muslims too, like Chittychangchang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Shooter ID'ed as a white 20-something Australian man... WTF
    Have they named him?

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    NZ Herald updates
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12213039

    Dozens feared killed as at least two gunmen open fire at two central Christchurch mosques

    • City in lockdown, with reports of a third shooting scene and a car bomb in Strickland St

    • One gunman, believed to be Australian, filmed as he shot victims in the mosque - and wrote a manifesto declaring his intentions

    One of the gunmen is believed to be an Australian who has written a manifesto declaring his intentions.

    In it, he says "it is a terrorist attack."

    The multiple fatalities were at two locations - a mosque at Deans Ave and one at Linwood Ave.

    There are reports of a third active shooting unfolding outside Christchurch Hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Have they named him?
    Don't think so but they have at least one in custody.

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    Sounds Columbine style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Don't think so but they have at least one in custody.
    His name is Branton Tarrant. He posted pics of his very distinctive rifle on twitter two days ago. That account was closed 10 minutes ago. He announced a few hours ago on 8chan he was on his way to the mosque. That threads just gone too. He livestreamed the shootings on facebook. His Facebook account was closed about an hour ago. The videos are on YouTube still. His "confession" is all over the net as of now
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    "The shooter identified himself as "Brenton Tarrant" - a white, 28-year-old Australian-born man."


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Brenton Tarrant
    Where do the aussies get these ridiculous names from?

    What happened to 'Bruce'?

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    ^ not from the Koran, anyway.

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    Whatever happened to writing your favourite band and ideologies on your backpack with Tip-Ex.

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