In New Zealand, multiple people were killed when a gunman opened fire on two crowded mosques during Friday prayers. Bangladesh cricket team was in the vicinity of the shooting but all members were safe.
As per state media reports, an active shooter is at large in Christchurch, New Zealand, after an attack on a mosque in the city, police have warned.
“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.”
“I heard three quick shots then after about 10 seconds it started again. It must have been an automatic — no one could pull a trigger that quick,” the man, who did not wish to be named, told AFP. “Then people started running out. Some were covered in blood,” he said, adding that he joined the fleeing crowd and managed to escape the scene
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17 August, 2019