Christchurch Terror Attack: NZ in mourning as 49 people killed and more than 40 injured

Publish Date
Saturday, 16 March 2019, 5:30PM

KEY POINTS:

  • Police believe one man is responsible for yesterday's Christchurch massacre — and allege he travelled between two packed mosques and in 36 minutes of terror
  • A 28-year-old man, Australian-born Dunedin resident Brenton Harrison Tarrant, has appeared in court this morning charged with murder after Friday's Christchurch mosque shootings
  • He has been remanded in custody without plea until April 5 - and smirked as he stood in the dock
  • 49 are confirmed dead following the terrorist shootings at two Christchurch mosques
  • 41 were killed at mosque near Hagley Park, seven at Linwood, and one died in hospital
  • More than 40 people were hospitalised with a range of injuries, including a critically hurt 4-year-old flown to Starship
  • Shooter had five weapons including two semi-automatic guns - and PM Jacinda Ardern says: 'Our gun laws will change'
  • Tonight's Highlanders v Crusaders Super Rugby match in Dunedin has been cancelled
  • Events around the country have been cancelled today, including Polyfest in Auckland, Pride in Wellington and Bryan Adams in Christchurch

New Zealand is in mourning after the deadly massacre at two Christchurch mosques. Join us for live updates as the country comes to grips with the tragedy.

 

This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.