New Zealand to change gun law after massive shooting in Christchurch

New Zealand to change gun law after massive shooting in Christchurch

"As of last night, we were able to take all of the victims from both of those scenes and in doing so, we have located a further victim", NZ Police Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters on Sunday.

In the wake of Friday's terror attack on two Christchurch mosques that took the lives of 49 people and injured at least 40, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is working to reciprocate the support that Pittsburgh's Jewish community received from Muslim groups in its own time of need.

"There is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others", the presiding judge noted.

The youngest person missing and feared dead is three years old, Greenhill tells NPR's Weekend Edition.

At least one Palestinian died, Palestine's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand said in a statement.

He was not a resident of Christchurch, the prime minister added.

A story of true heroism is emerging from the horrific terror attacks on innocent Muslims in New Zealand.

"If this evil thinks we will stop going to our mosque here or stop doing our worship to our god, Allah, we can not ever stop", Linwood mosque Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim said.

The Daraghmehs are of Palestinian origin, but have Jordanian citizenship, like several others listed as Jordanian nationals among those killed and wounded in the mosque attacks.

Tarrant reportedly made a "white power" hand gesture during his court appearance.

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Greenhill described "acts of heroism" and "selflessness" by the people attacked on Friday afternoon, including one man who was killed trying to disarm a gunman at the second mosque.

A leader is never more needed or valued as in a time of crisis, and for the people of Christchurch and New Zealand their Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been a pillar of strength.

This handout picture released by the office of New Zealand Prime Minister shows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting with the representatives of the refugee centre during a visit to the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch on March 16, 2019.

"The man in the vehicle has been charged with firearms offences". He said he survived by played dead, but was desperate to know what happened to his friends who were there with him.

Officers arrested two others following the attacks and are now working to establish whether they had any involvement in the terror attacks against the Muslim community in New Zealand.

Pool via Getty Images Brenton Tarrant, charged in relation to the Christchurch massacre, is escorted in the courtroom Saturday in Christchurch, New Zealand. Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population.

Meates said at a news conference at the Christchurch hospital that it's "hard to fathom the enormity of this act of terrorism".

Brenton Tarrant used two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm in the attack. Police say that this person was a member of the public armed with a gun with the intention of assisting officers.

Tarrant was not known to the authorities, Bush said, and had no previous convictions.

"When people, of course, hear that this individual had acquired a gun licence and acquired weapons of that range, then obviously I think people will be seeking change, and I'm committing to that", Ms Ardern said.

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