Christchurch, New Zealand:
New Zealand police ordered a lockdown in Christchurch after a shooting at a mosque in the South Island city. Police have also warned that the shooter is still active. The Bangladesh cricket team, in Christchurch to play a test match, was in the mosque but all members escaped unharmed, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted.
Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most members of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened. “They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel,” he told AFP.
Here are the updates on the shooting in Christchurch:
Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r extremely lucky…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us
– Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) March 15, 2019
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…
– New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) March 15, 2019