The attacks took place at 1:40pm local time in Christchurch, NZ and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it one of New Zealand's "darkest days". The attacks seem to be a carefully planned and the authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices that are said to have belonged to the attackers.
Australian media reported the gunman came from a town in New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, and state police later said they were increasing patrols around NSW mosques in light of the Christchurch attacks.
A survivor of Friday's deadly mass shootings in New Zealand has spoken out about the moment his friend tackled the gunman and wrestled his weapon away from him as he opened fire on worshippers.
Commissioner Bush said three other people were taken into custody, but one may have had nothing to do with the incident.
The Masjid Al Noor Mosque on Deans Street
Bush said earlier that police haven't been able to identify the victims yet because the mosques are still on lockdown.
Bush clarified that police had found two improvised explosive devices in one vehicle. They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home.
The shootings were carried out in two locations - Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque - with one suspect arrested in between the two locations.
When asked if police were looking for any other persons of interest related to the case, Bush responded that "we never assume that there aren't other people involved" but that "at this point we are not looking for any other persons". "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque", Peneha told the Associated Press.
Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. "They are us. The person [or persons] who has perpetuated this violence against us is not".
The government advised people not to go to mosques until further notice.
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