Shooting Reported At Second Mosque In New Zealand’s Christchurch: Updates

Shooting Reported At Second Mosque In New Zealand

New Zealand mosque shooting: Multiple casualties have been reported in the shooting in Christchurch

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:

Mar 15, 2019
08:28 (IST)

Police advised people living in the centre of Christchurch to stay indoors. All schools and council buildings in the city have been placed into lockdown.

Mar 15, 2019
08:27 (IST)

Media reported that a gunman opened fire inside mosque in Christchurch’s Hagley Park district. There were reports of armed police at a second mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Mar 15, 2019
08:24 (IST)

New Zealand media has reported that multiple people have been killed in the shooting

Mar 15, 2019
08:24 (IST)

Mar 15, 2019
08:23 (IST)

Mar 15, 2019
08:22 (IST)

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