49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks
March 15, 2019 -- Gunmen opened fire on Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in Christchurch, killing many worshippers in what looks set to be the country’s worst ever mass shooting.
A man in his late twenties was charged with murder and will appear in court on Saturday morning, police confirmed.
Two other men and one woman were detained nearby and firearms seized, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.
The gunman appeared to have live-streamed footage of his rampage to Facebook, filmed with a head-mounted camera. The footage appeared to show him firing indiscriminately at men, women, and children from close range inside the Al-Noor mosque.