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Reports of dead as NZ police hunt 'active' mosque shooter

15 March, 2019, 05:58 | Author: Taylor George
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Multiple casualties were reported following shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Witnesses told local media there were several casualties inside the building.

Police has urged people nearby to stay indoors.

The Bangladesh cricket team were able to escape unhurt after a gunman targeted a mosque they had visited in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh's highest run scorer, said he and his teammates were able to flee to safety following reports that 20 shots were fired. An act that has absolutely no place in New Zealand.

He said most of the players went to the mosque.

He said the attack happened as some of Bangladesh players disembarked from a team bus and was about to enter the mosque.

"In response to a serious ongoing firearms incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown", NZ Police tweeted. She described the situation as a significant event and one of New Zealand's darkest days.

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Commissioner Mike Bush said it was a "very serious and grave situation" and warned people not to leave their homes.

"They told me that five people died over there in that mosque, and I have seen with my own eyes, three people dead on the street", he said.

A witness told Radio New Zealand that they heard shots being fired inside the mosque and saw at least four people lying on the ground. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

"Please do not try and come and collect your children until police say it is safe for people to come into the central city", they said.

The New Zealand Herald reported there was a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque.

"They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval", he tweeted.

The entire Bangladesh cricket team present at the site was just saved from the incident.

The Bangladesh cricket team is in Christchurch to play New Zealand in a third cricket test starting on Saturday.

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