Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter

Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter

The New Zealand government said it could be illegal to share the video, which showed the gunman repeatedly shooting at worshippers from close range.

Police took three men and a woman into custody after the shootings.

The 1 NEWS broadcaster reported, citing an Australian police source, that the shooter was Brenton Tarrant from the city of Grafton in Australia's eastern New South Wales state.

An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019.

Here are photos from the scene in Christchurch.

He decries the "decaying" culture of the white, European, Western world and states that, "The origins of my language is European, my culture is European, my political beliefs are European, my philosophical beliefs are European, my identity is European and, most importantly, my blood is European", it says.

On Saturday, the prime minister said the "primary perpetrator" in the shootings was a licensed gun owner and legally acquired the five guns used. One of the men was later charged with murder, and two others remained in custody, though their role in the attacks was not clear.

The reply said: "Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old".

He was not previously on any terror or police watchlists.

A auto with shattered windows near the mosque in Christchurch.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the national security threat level was being raised to the second-highest level.

Referring to the four people detained by police, Ardern said, "These are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand".

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She continued: "Clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence".

He said he was in New Zealand temporarily while he "planned and trained" the attack.

Reports suggest that many of those affected are part of New Zealand's migrant and refugee communities.

"I saw the news last night, including some of the gruesome videos on social media". At least 41 people were killed at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch while at least seven people died inside the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque. He also pointed his finger at those who promote religious hatred: "When the flames of hatred are fanned, when people are demonised due to their faith, when people's fears are played on rather than addressed, the consequences are deadly, as we have seen so sadly today", he said.

49 people are dead.

At the same time, the Canterbury District Health Board said that at least 48 people, including little children, were being treated at the Christchurch Hospital. Two improvised explosive devices found in one auto after the shootings have been defused by police.

The bombs have been assessed by the Defence Force and are now safe.

Attacker Darren Osborne drove a van into pedestrians leaving a Muslim welfare centre near the well-known Finsbury Park Mosque in north London.

The shooter posted a 16-minute livestream of the attack on the Deans Ave mosque.

AFP determined the video was genuine through a digital investigation that included matching screenshots of the mosque taken from the gunman's footage with multiple images available online showing the same areas. "We are working to have any footage removed".

Coaching staff confirmed no team members were hurt, but that they were shaken.

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