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US News'Please run out of bullets': Witness describes '20-minute' shootout in Christchurch mosque

10:35  15 march  2019
10:35  15 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far

Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far A number of people have died in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers in New Zealand. Here is what we know so far: :: Two mosques in Christchurch were targeted, with the deadliest shooting unfolding at the Al Noor mosque in the city centre. © Getty The shooting happened on Friday afternoon :: Police say the number of people killed is "significant", but the exact number of victims is unclear. :: Witnesses said the shooting at the Al Noor mosque lasted for 20 minutes, with the gunman going from room to room.

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He described the experience as “frightening”. The police recommended that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and said schools would be locked down until further notice. Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque we r extremely

Watch: Witnesses describe '20-minute' attack (Newshub)

Warning: Some readers may find the following report distressing.

A witness to one of the Christchurch mosque shootings has spoken of the horror of what he says was 20 minutes of violence.

Ramzan Ali is an attendee of Masjid Al Noor mosque next to Hagley Park, and said the shooting started during a sermon for Friday prayers.

"The guns started... He just came in and was shooting. I actually didn't see him, I was just lying down on the bench thinking 'if I get up I'll get shot'," he recounted.

The Latest: Pakistan's prime minister condemns mosque attack

The Latest: Pakistan's prime minister condemns mosque attack Pakistan's prime minister has condemned attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, saying he blames rising Islamophobia. Imran Khan wrote Friday on Twitter that "terrorism does not have a religion." He added: "I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 where Islam & 1.3 bn Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim."Pakistani officials say there are no Pakistani citizens among the dead. © The Associated Press Police keep watch at a park across the road from a a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.

A witness who was at the mosque during the shooting has spoken to TVNZ and says that the shooting lasted for about 20 minutes and systematically Eleanor Ainge Roy, our reporter on the ground in Christchurch , says that armed officers are entering Deyell Crescent, south of the Botanic

People in central Christchurch told to stay indoors after gunmen reportedly open fire at two mosques and the main hospital in Christchurch . Stuff understands the emergency department at Christchurch Hospital has been cleared out . Hospital staff are expecting about 40 to 50 injured people.

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More on this story:

Dozens dead in attacks on New Zealand mosques (ABC News)

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NZ PM says attacks 'unprecedented' (ABC News)

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'Please run out of bullets': Witness describes '20-minute' shootout in Christchurch mosque © Getty New Zealand special forces arriving outside the mosque following a shooting in Christchurch.

"The blood was splashing on me and I thought, 'oh my God, what's going to happen to me now?' Fortunately I'm alive."

Mr Ali says he's sure the attack was premeditated, adding that he "[doesn't] expect these kind of things in New Zealand".

"There's no way to explain it. It took me about half an hour before my shaking stopped... It went for about 20 minutes," he said.

'Please run out of bullets': Witness describes '20-minute' shootout in Christchurch mosque © Getty An ambulance carries wounded people to the hospital after gunmen attacked the two mosques.

"When you get out, you don't look at what's happening - you just want to get out.

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The Christchurch mosque shootings occurred on 15 March 2019 at 13:40 NZDT (00:40 UTC) in Christchurch , New Zealand, when multiple people were shot in two mosques

Christchurch shooting : multiple fatalities after mass shooting at two mosques – live updates. Read more. Witness Len Peneha told Associated Press he saw a man dressed in black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running away in terror.

"I was thinking that he must run out of bullets, so what I was doing was basically waiting and praying to God, saying 'Please run out of bullets'.

"One guy was sitting there and told me [not to get up] - the next thing I know, the gunman shoots this guy... I know that guy, and he shot him straight in the chest."

Mr Ali says the gunman deserves the strongest possible punishment.

"There's no [understanding of the] importance of life for people. I think whoever this guy is, he should be punished like they do in the Middle East."

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