Son of man killed was approaching Christchurch mosque at time of shooting

Son of man killed was approaching Christchurch mosque at time of shooting

Two people are still in custody.

The first victim identified was Daoud Nabi, a 71-year-old grandfather who died trying to save someone else from a bullet, according to his son. A four-year-old girl has been transferred to the Starship Hospital in Auckland.

"There were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", she told reporters in Christchurch on Saturday.

The suspected gunman livestreamed video of the attack and posted a lengthy manifesto online under the name of Brenton Tarrant. This is a partial transcription of those press conferences in which she touches on her country's diversity, sending condolences to victims and their families and communities.

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Six of the victims of Friday's shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques were of Palestinian origin, as were at least six of the wounded, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported Saturday, citing the Palestinian Foreign Ministry.

Mr Graystone, who runs a Christian charity and led London 2012's multi-faith chaplaincy team, said he was surprised the image of him was widely praised on social media, including by Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

"It's very understandable that it's a slow process because it's got to be thorough", Dadabhai told Stuff.

"He jumped in the firing line to save somebody else's life and he has passed away".

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The attack came during Friday prayers when the mosques were filled with hundreds of worshippers.

Ardern said security agencies had been looking at the rise in New Zealand of "extreme right-wing violent rhetoric", but Tarrant, an Australian citizen, was not on any watchlist in New Zealand or Australia. He has been charged with one count of murder.

A self-described "ethno-nationalist", Tarrant worked as a personal trainer from 2009 to 2011 before beginning the first of many trips across the globe.

Her father Waseem, 33, the brother of Mr Daraghmeh, is said to be in a stable condition.

"He never showed any extremes or extremist views or any insane behaviour". Manager Tracy Gray said Tarrant traveled to Europe and Asia, including North Korea.

"It makes people panic", Zhong said. He said that he had a friend in another mosque in the area who told him a gunman had opened fire there as well and five people were dead.

There has been an outpouring of grief from around the world.

"We have had patients with injuries to most parts of the body that range from relatively superficial soft tissue injuries to more complex injuries involving the chest, the abdomen, the pelvis, the long bones and the head", Roberson said.

"New Zealand is united in grief; I convey that message of love and support on behalf of New Zealand to all of you", she said.

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