10 mins before attack, New Zealand mosque attacker mailed manifesto to PM

The man charged in relation to the Christchurch massacre Brenton Tarrant gestures in the dock for his appearance for mur

The number of people injured in the attacks was also 50, of whom 36 remained in hospital.

Tarrant was arrested in a auto, which police said was carrying improvised explosive devices, 36 minutes after they were first called. A fourth person who was apprehended but has since been released as he "was a member of the public who was in possession of a firearm, but with the intention of assisting police".

"But that arrest was tangential to this matter and we do not believe that he was involved in this attack either", he said.

In a manifesto circulating online, Tarrant described himself as "Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old" who used the spoils of cryptocurrency trading to finance extensive travels through Europe from 2016-2018.

Mr Bush revealed on Sunday that a 50th victim had been found, while 50 people had been wounded in the shootings sprees at the the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue and Linwood Masjid six kilometres away during Friday prayers.

Labelling the attack as an act of terrorism, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to reform the country's gun laws.

The shootings suspect, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, appeared in court Saturday amid strict security, shackled and wearing all-white prison garb, and showed no emotion when the judge read him one murder charge. Police said further charges were expected to follow.

The man has possessed a gun license since 2017 and belonged to the local Bruce Rifle Club, and practiced shooting an AR-15 - a civilian version of the US-made M-16 - on its range, according to New Zealand media.

Christchurch residents including the Muslim community are mourning the victims of the attacks.

"Inevitably, this is such a small community, so these people are going to be people who are familiar to us, even if we don't know them directly", he says.

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"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern told reporters on Saturday, saying a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered.

A series of vigils have now been scheduled around the country, while flowers were being left at cordons near the attack sites in Christchurch.

Ansun Zhong, owner of Chong's Chinese restaurant in Christchurch City Central, said the shooting greatly affected people's life in Christchurch.

It is customary in Islam to bury the dead within the 24 hours.

There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand, which has a population of only 5 million, but the country has had low levels of gun violence.

New Zealand law enforcement is working with Australian intelligence and police in the "wide-reaching" investigation, the commissioner said.

President Donald Trump, who has a record of Islamophobic rhetoric, online behavior and policies, tweeted out his "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to the people of New Zealand.

The message, received less than 10 minutes before the attack on Friday, did not set out what was about to happen, he said.

Pence also affirmed US cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice.

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