Shootings reported at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

Shootings reported at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

The alleged shooter Brenton Tarrant in his video. PewDiePie is a popular YouTuber who has over 89 million subscribers.

The gunman live-streamed the assault on Facebook from a head-mounted camera, and the footage showed how victims were killed inside one of the mosques.

Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019.

Police in New Zealand said there were "multiple fatalities" following shootings at two mosques in Christchurch and said they had one suspect in custody.

The attack has been condemned across the globe, with leaders from Pakistan, Turkey, Britain, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Japan and the European Union sending their condolences and offering support to New Zealand.

A total of 41 people were killed at a mosque on Deans Avenue, Ardern said, and seven were killed at a mosque on Lynwood Avenue. According to law enforcement officials, the man has been charged with murder and is scheduled to appear in a Christchurch court on Saturday.

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Investigators were said to be trying to establish whether or not the other two people arrested were involved in the attacks.

The police commissioner would not confirm the shooter's name is Brenton Tarrant during the press conference.

More than 40 people injured in the shootings are being treated in hospitals, Ardern said, and two of them remain in a critical condition.

Taking to Twitter to express his distaste, Kjellberg wrote, "Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch".

Australian Senator Faser Anning released a statement blaming "the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place" as "the real cause of bloodshed" following Friday's shootings.

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