Christchurch Shooting: New Zealand's Darkest Day

The accused in court

Facebook said it would also be removing any praise or support for the crime, the shooters "as soon as we're aware".

A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Gunmen attacked the mosques and fired multiple times during Friday prayers, according to the Stuff news outlet.

"Again we are unsure if there are any other locations outside of that area", he said.

Morrison said Australians were shocked, appalled and outraged by the attack.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, following the shootings, said they were taking action to remove the videos.

The video footage, posted online live as the attack unfolded, appeared to show him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside. "Four are in custody, three of them are men and one is a woman", commissioner Mike Bush said, saying there were "significant" and "multiple" fatalities.

Police officers found weapons and improvised explosive devices in the cars of the people arrested.

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India has to use data and resources to convince the world that Pakistan is real source of terror and a safe haven for terrorists. India Wednesday expressed disappointment soon after China put a technical hold on designating Azhar.

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

The person further claimed that the injured Malaysian was still at one of the mosques in Christchurch that gunmen attacked today.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the events Friday afternoon "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

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 said.

The gunman, who identified himself as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, NSW, Australia, stormed the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on the country's South Island about 1.30pm, opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun and a rifle on about 100 defenceless worshippers attending Friday prayers. "What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence", Ardern told reporters. "I saw some people had blood on their body and some people were limping", an eyewitness said.

"We were chosen because we represent diversity, kindness compassion, a home for those who share our values, a refuge for those who need it and those values, I can assure you, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack..."

Residents of central Christchurch are being cautioned to remain on alert as police continue to investigate the attack.

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