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Police say active shooter situation reported in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Mar 14, 2019 10:21 PM 1+ week ago

Christchurch, New Zealand shootings: Multiple casualties at multiple locations, police say

There are "multiple casualties" at multiple locations after shootings were reported in Christchurch, New Zealand, police said. One person is in custody, but police believe there may be other offenders, Bush said.

Police said there multiple casualties at a mosque on Deans Ave. and a location on Linwood Ave.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she could not confirm the number of casualties or fatalities but said "it's clear this is one of New Zealand's darkest days."

Police also urged all mosques in New Zealand to close their doors and asked residents to refrain from visiting.

Witness Len Peneha told the 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 from the mosque in terror.

Peneha, who lives next door to the mosque, said the gunman ran out of the mosque, dropped ...

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