In the video, which appears to have been streamed using a helmet camera the gunman was wearing, the suspect can be seen driving to the Al Noor Mosque. The camera continues to film as he walks toward the building and begins firing at people near the doorway, then walks indoors and shoots the worshippers inside for several minutes. When he finally leaves the mosque and gets back in his car, he can be seen aiming his gun out the window and firing shots as he drives. Authorities said the gunman then drove to the Linwood Mosque, some three miles away, and opened fire again.
Bush said it took the gunman fewer than seven minutes to go from one mosque to the other. He was taken into police custody within minutes of the first call to authorities.
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Bush said it is likely that Tarrant was the shooter at both scenes, but the commissioner could not immediately confirm whether or not the other suspects were involved. Bush confirmed that 41 people were killed at the Al Noor Mosque and seven were killed at the Linwood Mosque. One more person died at a hospital. The location of the two mosques attacked in Christchurch. Google Maps. Brenton Tarrant was identified in court after his name was widely reported in connection with the attack.
He has been charged with murder. He will next appear before the high court on April 5, where he could face additional charges. Ardern said the suspect had used five guns in the attack, including two semiautomatic weapons, two shotguns, and a "lever-action firearm" that he purchased legally with a gun license he obtained in November Ardern said investigators are working to piece together the suspect's history, including a timeline of his travels in recent years. She said he traveled to a number of countries, but was sporadically in and out of New Zealand, most recently living in the city of Dunedin.
She said though he wasn't on the radar of intelligence agencies, authorities will be investigating whether any of his activity on social media "should have triggered a response. Read more : What we know about the victims of the mosque mass shootings in New Zealand that killed 49 people.
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A number of world leaders have condemned the attack and expressed sympathy for New Zealand. We love you New Zealand! Commissioner Bush also said security across New Zealand had been heightened with extra patrols at mosques. He said officers were not aware of any other specific threats, but urged New Zealanders to be "vigilant" in the wake of the attack.
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New Zealand's police commissioner, Mike Bush, talking to the media after Friday's attack. Read more : This timeline of the Christchurch mosque shootings shows how the massacre of 49 Muslim worshippers unfolded. Ardern said Friday she thought New Zealand was targeted because of its diversity and acceptance of people from all cultures. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel echoed those sentiments during a press conference Saturday morning, telling reporters she believes the city was targeted due to its reputation for being a safe city.
And that was the message," Dalziel said. Officers outside a mosque in central Christchurch on Friday. Read more : What we know so far about Brenton Tarrant, the suspect in the New Zealand mosque shootings. On Friday night, police were investigating a house miles from the site of the shootings in connection with the attack.
Hundreds of people gathered in the glare of flashing red lights on the fringes of the law enforcement cordon around the nightclub, and later at area hospitals, hoping desperately for some word on the fates of their relatives and friends. More than 12 hours after the attack, anguished relatives paced between Orlando Regional Medical Center and a nearby hotel as they waited for word. They were told that so many were gunned down that victims would be tagged as anonymous until the hospital was able to identify them.
He is a hairstylist, and everybody knows him. A tally of victims whose relatives had been notified began slowly building on a city website; by 6 p. Among them was Juan Ramon Guerrero, a year-old man of Dominican descent who had gone to the club with his boyfriend, Christopher Leinonen, who goes by the name Drew, because they wanted to listen to salsa.
A friend, Brandon Wolf, watched people carry Mr. Guerrero outside, his body riddled with gunshot wounds. But no one knew what had become of Mr. His mother, Christine, anxious because of health problems, had woken at 3 a. Wolf that her son had been inside.
A three-hour standoff followed the initial assault, with people inside effectively held hostage until around 5 a. Mateen, leaving him dead and an officer wounded, his life saved by a Kevlar helmet that deflected a bullet. At least 30 people inside were rescued, and even the hardened police veterans who took the building and combed through it, aiding the living and identifying the dead, were shaken by what they saw, said John Mina, the Orlando police chief. It was the worst act of terrorism on American soil since Sept.
The toll of 50 dead is larger than the number of murders in Orlando over the previous three years.
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Of an estimated people in the club, nearly one-third were shot. The casualties far exceeded those in the shooting at Virginia Tech, where 32 people were killed, and the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Instead, we will stand united as Americans to protect our people and defend our nation, and to take action against those who threaten us.
Obama said. To actively do nothing is a decision as well. The shooting quickly made its way into the presidential campaign.
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