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  •   Home > News > International

    Christchurch mosque shooting sees armed police deployed and schools in lockdown; up to a dozen injured

    New Zealand police confirm they are responding to a "critical incident" in central Christchurch, with witnesses reporting multiple injuries.


    There are reports up to a dozen people have been injured in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Police have confirmed they are responding to a "critical incident".

    All Christchurch schools are in lockdown and witnesses have reported multiple injuries.

    People in central Christchurch have been urged to stay indoors and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to authorities.

    New Zealand's Prime Minister is expected to speak shortly.

    A witness interviewed on TVNZ said a man carrying a gun entered the Masjid al-Noor mosque about 1:45pm (local time).

    "I heard a big sound of the gun. And a second one, I ran. Lots of people were sitting on the floor. I ran behind the mosque," he said.

    Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, an analyst with the Bangladeshi cricket team currently touring in Christchurch, said the entire Test team had been at the mosque at the time of the attack.

    "Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers," Mr Chandrasekaran wrote.

    An ESPN cricket reporter shared vision of the team walking quickly through a park.

    More to come.

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