40 lives have been cut short, children inclusive, after a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist opened fire at a mosque in New Zealand while Friday prayers were on.
The gunman who was IDied on Twitter as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales, live-streamed the bloodbath which occurred inside the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch at about 1:30 pm while the mosque was filled with Muslims who attended Friday prayers.
While the attack was on, there was another mass shooting outside Christchurch Hospital and several bombs attached to three cars close to the mosque.
The gunman, Brenton Tarrant, was sighted in a video firing multiple shots at a Muslim crowd as they try to run for their lives.
A total of 30 lives were terminated at the Al Noor Mosque while ten others died at the Linwood Avenue mosque. Reports of 20 seriously injured people at the Christchurch Hospital emergency room later surfaced.
It was reported that before the attack, the gunman posted an 87-page manifesto to Twitter hinting at a ”terrorist attack.”
Four people are currently are in custody, three men and one woman inclusive. One of them was apprehended while putting on a suicide vest, while a man wearing military fatigues was apprehended outside Papanui High School.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, claimed there were no further suspects at this stage.
The Police have implored people near the area to stay indoors and report suspicious behaviour as the situation was said to be ”critical”
Culled from Linda Ikeji’s Blog