New Zealand Shooter Planned to Continue Attack When Police Caught Him - PM

The camera attached to his head recording the massacre follows the barrel of his weapon, like some macabre video game. No images have emerged from the second mosque.

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack". The staff member monitoring the accounts sent it to parliamentary services as soon as they saw it, who sent it to police, the spokesman said.

Two other armed suspects were taken into custody Friday while police tried to determine what role, if any, they played in the cold-blooded attack that stunned New Zealand, a country so peaceful that police officers rarely carry guns.

'We haven't seen these assault weapons used in Australia and New Zealand, ' Mr Barton told ABC News. Christchurch Hospital continued to care for 36 wounded in the shootings, including 11 critically injured. And a victim in one of the shootings died on the way to the hospital.

Christchurch is a city of about 400,000 residents, still recovering from a massive natural disaster in 2011 that killed 187 people.

"It's been a pleasure to know you all guys. I am very sorry to miss your calls and text messages.I am really tired.please pray for my son, me and my daughter.I am just posting this video to show you that I am fully ok", said Wasseim Alsati, who was reportedly shot three times.

New Zealand and much of the world was stunned by the massacre of dozens of people who had gathered for Friday prayers inside the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand's South Island.

The site of the terrorist attacks is sealed off in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 16, 2019.

New Zealand Rugby's Nigel Cass said: "Advice from police and venue management was that the fixture could go ahead, however, with strong agreement from both teams we have made the final call not to proceed as a mark of respect for the events that have occurred in Christchurch". The majority of victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Mr Taylor, 27, left Aberdeen to travel to New Zealand as part of a trip to see more of the world. "I'm not sure how to deal with this". And there's a lot of tolerance here, it's diverse and friendly.

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He told Stuff: "I got told by my best friend's father to him, that he leaped on somebody else to save their life". "She came here for the peace.now she is shocked", he said, adding his mother was too afraid to leave her house. TIME spoke with Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims all desperate not to let this tragedy redefine who they are. None of the bodies had yet been released due to the investigation, leaving families unable to bury their dead within the 24 hours customary in Islam.

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern told reporters.

The New Zealand premier said that he had been in possession of a "Category A" gun licence obtained in 2017.

All mosques across New Zealand have been urged to close their doors for the time being, and in Scotland, police have stepped up patrols around mosques - however, officers insist there is no intelligence to suggest a specific threat in this country.

She did not offer too much detail, but said a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be looked at.

Police stand outside a mosque after the shooting. The AR-15 was used at Port Arthur, as well as a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States.

King Salman described the attack as a "heinous massacre" that "underlines the responsibility of the worldwide community to confront the rhetoric of hatred and terrorism".

"We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate".

In total, the mayor's office says there are roughly 800,000 Muslims living in New York City, and about 250 mosques throughout the five boroughs.

Political and Islamic leaders across Asia expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting. "I just don't understand it". "1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror".

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