Horrific details are coming out of an attack on numerous mosques in New Zealand, where it’s Friday right now.
Dozens of shots, lots of fatalities, lots of chaos. And disturbingly, one of the attacks appeared to have been live-streamed online.
A suspect is in custody, but police believe there was more than one attacker:
New Zealand Shooter in custody pic.twitter.com/vnvGH7SizK— Steve Grasha (@RiversideWeekly) March 15, 2019
New Zealand police ask all mosques nationally to shut their doors, and advise that people refrain from visiting these premises until further notice.— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) March 15, 2019
From the Prime Minister:
New Zealand PM: “Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand. They may even be refugees here … They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.”https://t.co/roABvN4H5c pic.twitter.com/Wm6E1Zckh9— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 15, 2019
There is video, I saw it, it is horrifying. We will not post it. That is what the murderers wanted.
The footage, assuming it's genuine, from #Christchurch, where a mosque in New Zealand was attacked tonight (this afternoon their time), shows at least two-dozen people dead, the murderer methodically slaughtering the wounded, a horrific scene of gore and cruelty.— Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) March 15, 2019
The shooter in the New Zealand mosque in Christchurch appears to have uploaded headcam video of the shooting to social media. It's horrific, expecting the death toll to be high.— Oz Katerji (@OzKaterji) March 15, 2019
The #Christchurch shooter clearly wanted that horrific footage shared. Don't do it. Don't watch it. It is a nightmare. Hearts are with New Zealand & muslim friends. What a horrible day. Numb. @Twitter take down his account ASAP.— Sophie McNeill (@Sophiemcneill) March 15, 2019
Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online. We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.— New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) March 15, 2019
And one of the killers apparently posted a long manifesto:
The New Zealand shooter says in his manifesto that he was radicalized online, and praises the use of "edgy memes."— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 15, 2019
We’ll update as necessary, there are likely many many casualties. Pray for New Zealand.
UPDATE: More video, from a witness:
Four have been captured.
BREAKING: New Zealand police say 3 men and 1 woman in custody over shootings at 2 mosques in Christchurch.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2019
JUST IN: New Zealand police say four people are in custody after shootings occurred at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, and there are a "significant" number of fatalities. Live updates: https://t.co/qfZjJQx3MN pic.twitter.com/NonLkwjf1x— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 15, 2019
Here’s part of the scumbag’s manifesto:
The symbol on the 1st page of the manifesto reportedly written by the New Zealand mosque shooter is the symbol of the "Ecofascist party," which comes straight from 4chan /pol/. The term is pejorative in nature & is related to the "blood and soil" mantra of the Nazi party. 6/ pic.twitter.com/3HBuuMaI8L— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) March 15, 2019
There were IEDs:
BREAKING: New Zealand police say they've defused a number of improvised explosive devices found on vehicles after mosque shootings.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2019