2nd mosque shooting reported in New Zealand

Mass shooting at mosque in Christchurch

One suspect in the slayings is reported by police to be in custody, but law enforcement has said they are still looking for other assailants and are treated it as an active shooter situation. The authenticity of the video has not been confirmed by officials. It was not immediately clear how many people were injured or killed. "Three are men and one is a woman, we are working through that as well", NZ police commissioner Mike Bush said.

We have terrible reports coming out of Christchurch, New Zealand, where shootings occurred at two mosques.

Reports suggest that a bomb had also been located in a vehicle as well as the city's hospital being on lockdown.

"Close your doors until you hear from us again", he said.

The gunman entered the mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire at 1.40pm local time.

He said he helped about five people recover in his home.

"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".

Ardern said she was en route to Christchurch. "This is an extraordinary and unprecedent act of violent".

There are reports of up to six people dead with emergency service vehicles at Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and Linwood Masjid mosque.

He then armed himself and walked into the mosque, with the first victim shot in the doorway. "Some were covered in blood".

"I saw about 20 plus people, some were dead, some were screaming". Another witness said he saw "a man in handcuffs being led away by police".

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Stuff.co.nz claim a man said there were "bodies all over me".

Ms Ardern said police had advised there may be other offenders excluding the shooter in custody.

Police said they were in the process of mobilizing every national police resource to respond to the incident.

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

The city council offered a helpline for parents looking for children attending a mass climate change rally nearby.

Sources tell us that there are multiple ambulances and police cars at the scene.

"They are safe. But they are mentally shocked".

Answering his own question "was the attack anti-immigration in origin?" he posted: "Yes, beyond all doubt, anti-immigration, anti-ethnic replacement and anti-cultural replacement".

All are reported to have escaped to safety across Hagley Oval, per Yahoo Sport.

A vehicle which is alleged to belong to the gunman was found with several guns it in which had writings on it, reportedly explaining the reason behind the mass shooting.

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