- At least 49 Muslim worshippers were shot dead by two gunmen at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday.
- Three people, armed when captured, have been detained by New Zealand Police. One of the three, a 28-year-old man, has been charged with murder.
- Here’s a timeline showing how New Zealand’s deadliest-ever mass shooting elapsed.
At least 49 people were killed on Friday when two separate men opened fire at worshippers at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
41 people were killed with an automatic weapon at the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, and eight others were shot by a separate gunman at a mosque in Linwood, 3.5 miles to the east.
Neither shooter was on a terrorism watch list, police said, and the attack was „very well-planned.“ One other armed person was arrested.
Here’s how the massacre unfolded in real time:
Friday 1:40 p.m. local time — A man enters the Masjid Al Noor masque in Christchurch and opens fire with an automatic weapon.
Worshipper Mohan Ibn Ibrahim told CNN he was inside the mosque when the shooting began.
„There were more than 200 people inside. The gunman came from the backside. Gunshots went on for a long time. We had to jump the wall to escape.“
2:11 p.m. — Christchurch police attend the scene at the Masjid Al Noor mosque.
Canterbury Police tweeted: „We have a critical incident in Deans Avenue Christchurch. Please avoid the area. We will give more in the near future.“
Simultaneously, police say another shooter had opened fire at a mosque in Linwood, 3.5 miles to the east.
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