UPDATED: Forty nine killed in two mosques in New Zealand’s worst-ever mass gun shooting
The death toll has risen to 49 persons in New Zealand and more than 20 injured by gun fire in two mosques in Christchurch. This is being seen as the greatest mass shooting that has ever taken place in the country.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, described the attack as being terroristic and said this will go down as one of the country’s darkest days.
The Police have confirmed that three men and a woman are being held under arrest and warned there may have been other aggressors who have escaped.
Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, confirmed that one of the aggressors is an Australian citizen. He described the person as a suspect and violent terrorist on the extreme right.
People who were on site but managed to escape said they saw bloodied bodies outside the Al Noor mosque.
The authorities have warned all mosques to remain closed and all schools in Christchurch have been closed.