More than 50 are dead after shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch today 15th Match 2019 during Friday afternoon prayers.
One gunman filmed and live-streamed as he shot dozens of victims in a mosque.
Australian Brenton Tarrant, who posted the sickening video, appears to be one of the shooters.
Nine is reporting that he is from Grafton, NSW.
Four people are in custody, New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said.
Mr Bush confirmed there were “multiple fatalities” but couldn’t say at this point how many. “It is significant,” he said.
Three men and one woman are in custody, Mr Bush said.
Gunman live-streamed massacre on internet
Police have asked social media users to not share a video showing one of the mass shootings in graphic detail.
A man wearing military clothing was arrested outside Papanui High School. This suspect is in custody, but police warned there may be more active shooters.