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WorldSix people have reportedly been killed in Christchurch shootings near mosque

04:55  15 march  2019
04:55  15 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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People in central Christchurch have been told to stay indoors after gunmen reportedly opened fire at two mosques and the main hospital in Christchurch . Eyewitnesses have reported multiple people have been killed , though officials have not confirmed this. Stuff understands the emergency

Gunmen have opened fire at mosques in Christchurch , with at least six people believed to have been killed and police urging residents to stay indoors. A dead body has been seen lying near Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and a second gunman has been seen near Linwood Masjid mosque .

Six people have reportedly been killed in Christchurch shootings near mosque © Getty Images Police are attending the scene where gunshots were heard near Christchurch

What you need to know

- A shooter opened fire at a mosque in Christchurch near Hagley Park
- Newshub has been told there were 29 shots heard
- Multiple people have been injured with reports of six killed
- A witness told Newshub a shooter was dressed in military gear and with a high powered rifle.
- All Christchurch schools and hospitals have been placed into urgent lockdown
- Armed police were deployed at 1:40pm and are urging those in the city to stay indoors.

*Local NZ time below

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Moreover, an active shooting has also been reportedly unfolding at the city hospital. The emergency department of the Christchurch Hospital has reportedly been cleared out. Meanwhile, Radio New Zealand reported, citing a local child care center manager, that 30 people had been

Gunshots have been heard near the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch , New Zealand, local media report, as police warn of a "critical incident". Witnesses told local media there were several casualties inside the building. Police have warned people to avoid the area. Christchurch hospital and all of the

3:21pm - Christchurch City Council is locking down its central city buildings. 3:16pm Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said police are actively getting the matter under control.

"The message that I really want to get out is please stay away from the central city until further notice."

"All council buildings in the central city are in lockdown and the police are requesting all central city building owners to do the same."

"We are looking after some of the students who were on the climate rally today. They are safe here and we will keep them here until advised by the police that they can leave."

"I would have never have expected anything like this would have happened in Christchurch, I would have never like this to happen in New Zealand."

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Christchurch schools are in lockdown and people told to stay inside. An armed police officer stands outside the Christchurch Mosque on Deans Ave following the shooting . A man came in to the mosque near Christchurch 's Hagley Park with an automatic rifle and shot people , a witness says.

"It is a shock but I think it is really important that people stay calm, they stay away from the central city and to remind people who are in central city building, you are safer inside the buildings than you are out."

3.12pm - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled all her afternoon engagements.

3.03pm - Politicians are tweeting their shock.

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.

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