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In Pictures: Mass Shootings at Mosques in New Zealand

World | Associated Press | March 15, 2019, 1:20 pm
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 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that 40 people were killed in the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, adding that four suspects were in custody. This was followed by an announcement by New Zealand’s police commissioner that nine more people had died, taking the toll to 49. (Image: AP)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that 40 people were killed in the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, adding that four suspects were in custody. This was followed by an announcement by New Zealand’s police commissioner that nine more people had died, taking the toll to 49. (Image: AP)

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 New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved. (Image: AP)

New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 A man reacts as he speaks on a mobile phone outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

A man reacts as he speaks on a mobile phone outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 One person was taken into custody but it was unclear if there were other people involved, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. (Image: AP)

One person was taken into custody but it was unclear if there were other people involved, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. (Image: AP)

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 According to local media reports, the shooter reportedly live streamed the entire incident on Facebook. This image was taken from the alleged shooter’s video, which was filmed Friday, March 15, 2019, shows him as he drives and he looks over to three guns on the passenger side of his vehicle in New Zealand. (Image: AP)

According to local media reports, the shooter reportedly live streamed the entire incident on Facebook. This image was taken from the alleged shooter’s video, which was filmed Friday, March 15, 2019, shows him as he drives and he looks over to three guns on the passenger side of his vehicle in New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Police stand outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Police stand outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Police and ambulance staff help a wounded man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

Police and ambulance staff help a wounded man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 Authorities have not said who they have in custody. (Image: AP)

Authorities have not said who they have in custody. (Image: AP)

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 But a man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for his actions. He said he considered it a terrorist attack. (Image: AP)

But a man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for his actions. He said he considered it a terrorist attack. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 Police attempt to move people away from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Police attempt to move people away from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 People wait outside across the road outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

People wait outside across the road outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 A body lies on the footpath outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

A body lies on the footpath outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 People wait outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

People wait outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulances parked outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Ambulances parked outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 A man is seen speaking on phone outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

A man is seen speaking on phone outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 A man rests on the ground as he speaks on his mobile phone across the road from the mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

A man rests on the ground as he speaks on his mobile phone across the road from the mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 A police officer attempts to move people away from across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

A police officer attempts to move people away from across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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 Police console a man outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Police console a man outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 A police officer escorts a man away from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

A police officer escorts a man away from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Police escort men from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Police escort men from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. (Image: AP)

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