Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that events in Christchurch were "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence" and acknowledged that many victims could be migrants and refugees. In addition to the dead, she said that more than 20 people were seriously injured.
"Obviously, this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," Ardern said.
After shooting, the police detained three men and women who shook people with 5 million people.
Institutions did not investigate what was detained. But the man who claimed to be responsible for the shooting left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his arguments for his actions. He said he was 28 years old white Australian.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that one in four arrested people was an Australian-born citizen.
At a press conference, Ardern stated that the mood of immigrants is a possible motive, saying that while many people affected by the shootings may be migrants or refugees, they decided to make New Zealand at home, which is their home. They are us. A person who has sustained this violence against us is not.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the police were unaware of the other four suspects who had been detained but could not be sure.
"The attackers were detained by local police officers. There were some absolute bold actions, ”Bush said. "I'm very proud of our police officers as they responded. But don't believe the danger is no longer there."
Bush said the defensive forces had suppressed a number of improvised explosive devices that were connected to vehicles that had been stopped after the attacks.
He said every Friday who thought he was going to a mosque in any New Zealand should stay.
There are still police presence on many of Christchurch's scenes.
The most mortal attack occurred at Masjid Al Noor Mosque in the center of Christchurch at around 1
Peneha, who lives near the mosque, said the gunman escaped from the mosque, dropped what seemed to be a semi-automatic weapon on his driveway, and fled.
Peneha said she went to the mosque and tried to help.
“I saw people who died everywhere. There were three inside the hallway, near the door leading to the mosque, and the people in the mosque, ”he said. “It is unbelievable that it is incredible. I don't understand how everyone could do it for these people, for everyone. It is funny".
He said he helped some five people recover at home. He said one was a little wounded.
"I lived near this mosque for about five years and people are great, they're very friendly," he said. "I just don't understand."
He said the gunman was white and wore a helmet with a particular device on top, giving him a military look.
The video clip that was obviously shooting from the shooter shows the attack terribly. Arms spend more than two minutes in a mosque spraying horrible worshipers with bullets, sometimes and sometimes, reviving people he has already reduced.
Then he goes to the street where he took the people on the sidewalk. Children's screams can be heard at a distance when he returns to his car and gets another rifle.
The gunman then goes back to the mosque, which has at least two ten people on the ground. After you go back and shoot a woman, she returns to her car, where the song "Fire" from the rock band "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" can be heard from the speakers. The singer is happy: "I am the god of hell!" The video is then reduced.
The second shooting of the Linwood Masjid mosque, said by Ardern, killed 10 people.
Mark Nichols told the New Zealand herald that he heard about five shots and that a Friday prayer visitor returned with a rifle or gun.
Nichols said he saw two injured people who had been transported in a portable wheelchair, and that both people were alive.
The man who said he was responsible for the shooting said he had just arrived in New Zealand when planning and training the attack. He said he was not a member of any organization but had sacrificed and interacted with many nationalist groups, though he was alone, and no group had asked for an attack.
He said that the Christian and Lewis mosques would be goals as the third mosque in the city of Ashburton if he could do it.
He said he chose New Zealand for his place and showed that even the farthest parts of the world are not free from "mass immigration".
New Zealand is generally considered a country of trust for immigrants and refugees. Last year, the Prime Minister announced that the country would increase its annual refugee quota from 1000 to 1500, starting in 2020.
The New Zealand-Bangladesh Cricket match scheduled for launch on Saturday was canceled after the Bangladesh Cricket team had a narrow escape.
It was reported that players and team coaches were on buses approaching Masjid Al Noor Mosque in Hagley Park when shooting began.
"Batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted" "The whole team saved from active shooters. A frightening experience and hold us in your prayers.
New Zealand's mass shooting is very rare. In modern history, the death penalty took place in the small town of Aramoana in 1990, when 13 gunmen were killed by a gunman, David Gray.
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