date_range 21 Jan, 2020

#Breakingnews: Bangladesh team narrowly escapes New Zealand mosque shooting

#Breakingnews #NewZealand #Christchurch
Several people were reported dead when a gunman opened fire at a crowded mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, during afternoon prayers Friday. The police have confirmed shootings at "two locations". They have warned worshippers not to visit mosques "anywhere in New Zealand". Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reacted to the attack, saying the country was enduring one of its darkest days.
Local media reported up six people were dead and the South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an "active shooter."

"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter," police said in a statement.

"Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high."

The Masjid al Noor was filled with worshippers, including members of the Bangladesh cricket team.

One witness told he was praying in the Deans Ave mosque when he heard shooting and saw his wife lying dead on the footpath outside when he fled.

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