Breaking: Mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand

What we know so far…..

A gunman has entered the crowded Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand at about 1.45pm local time.

A second shooting has been confirmed at Linwood Masjid in Linwood, Christchurch.

Multiple fatalities have been confirmed.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that one person was in custody, but they were still treating it as an “active shooter” situation.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said it was “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.

Multiple people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand, sparking a hunt for an “active” shooter in the South Island town of Christchurch.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that police had apprehended one person, but police were unsure if there were other gunmen.

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200 Responses to Breaking: Mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand

  1. The saddest thing EVER! My heart goes out to the victims loved ones.
    I’m so sorry 😭😭😭

  2. #NewZealand An example to the world. A teachable moment.

  3. I know New Zealand is so grateful to have such a wonderful leader as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

  4. Solidarity ❀️❀️❀️

  5. Prime Minister @JacindaArdern = Leadership


  6. #NewZealand #Leadership I love this woman! @JacindaArdern

  7. Dayummm

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is showing the world how it’s done. True leadership!

  8. Awesome leadership in the face of horrific tragedy…

  9. You’d think America would learn something here but no, they enjoy killing too much

  10. I can’t get over someone going into a House of Worship and murdering innocent people while they’re praying. It just messes up my mind. Only a demon would do such a thing.

  11. People died, families in pain and he releases a f’d up statement. He should learn to shut his fkn mouth.

  12. #NewZealandTerroristAttack Has Fraser Anning resigned yet? From the offensive statement after 49 people were slaughtered including little babies to attacking a kid? He needs to go! GTFO!

  13. #WhiteSupremacy

    Dylann Roof
    Brenton Tarrant
    Robert Bowers
    Wade Michael Page
    Frazier Glenn Miller
    Alexandre Bissonnette

    It is WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISTS who are going inside of churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and jewish centers and murdering scores of innocent people!

    • Ametia says:


      And folks can MISS ME with that LONE WOLF FUCKERY. These murdering fuckers are anything but alone.

      It’s the system that supports them. The label is put out to distract from the WHITE SUPREMACIST SYSTEM

      Please TWEET.

  14. Australian Senator Fraser Anning who blamed the terrorist attack on immigration….

  15. .@GOP @SenateGOP @HouseGOP & that bum @senatemajldr
    Are y’all embarrassed yet? I really don’t think you have the decency to feel any shame. Lining your pockets is more important. Gotta make money. Folks lives be damned! So family values and Christ like.

  16. Wow! In less than 24 hours semiautomatic rifles are banned in New Zealand. They put America to utter shame.

  17. I’m really sick of y’all. If you can’t do any better, get out of the journalism business. Go find a different profession or maybe learn from @mehdirhasan because y’all aren’t doing this right.

  18. @SteveKingIA A member of Congress tweeted & spewed vile racism for years & both @GOP & @TheDemocrats dismissed it as if Blacks, Muslims & POC didn’t exist. YOU weren’t at the end of his hate & didn’t care. Y’all let this happen where laws or made. YOU ARE GUILTY TOO!

  19. I’m so sorry. My heart and prayers go out to his family and loved ones who are left behind grieving.

  20. AMEN! The media has sown the seeds of fear and division against Blacks and POC since the day their ancestors invaded Native land……

  21. Ametia says:

    I don’t want to hear JACKSHIT about Mexican immigrants coming into this country or border walls.

    The violent criminals are already living here, WHITE SUPREMACIST

  22. What we know about the terror attack suspect

    One person has been charged with murder in connection with the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead.

    Here’s what we know about the suspect:

    He is 28 years old.

    Just before the attack, an account believed to belong to the gunman posted a link to an 87-page white nationalist manifesto online. The unsigned manifesto is filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments, as well as explanations for an attack.

    In the manifesto, he identifies himself as a white man, born in Australia, and lists the white nationalists who have inspired him.

    He will appear in court Saturday morning local time.

  23. Ametia says:

    Good Lord, wake up to more violence & murder.

    May God have Mercy on the families.

  24. Stop giving this woman any attention. She should be shunned around the country.

  25. Instead of snark, I’d be repenting and asking God for forgiveness if I were you. This will never go away. I’m really afraid for you because you will be judged for it. Who knows how God will deal with you? But all I can do is advise you to repent and seek forgiveness.

  26. rikyrah says:

    I went to bed knowing that there was a shooting. Didn’t know that it was this horrific πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

  27. rikyrah says:

    Heart broken😒😒😒😒

  28. Australian Senator Fraser Anning is TRASH……………

    • nedhamson says:

      “A white-nationalist manifesto
      Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and the online forum 8chan. The 8chan post included a link to what appeared to be the gunman’s Facebook page, where he said he would also broadcast live video of the attack.

      The Twitter posts showed weapons covered in the names of past military generals and men who have recently carried out mass shootings.

      In his manifesto, he identified himself as a 28-year-old man born in Australia and listed his white nationalist heroes.

      Writing that he had purposely used guns to stir discord in the United States over the Second Amendment’s provision on the right to bear arms, he also declared himself a fascist. β€œFor once, the person that will be called a fascist, is an actual fascist,” he wrote.” NYTimes Report

    • Ametia says:

      White men & their notion of White supremacy, makes them

      THE MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST in our country, and now worldwide.

      So don’t fall for the system of jailing folks for traffic stops, and killing them cold-dead, shooting them in the back, while unarmed.


  29. THIS SOB


  30. When innocent people tragically lose their lives from brutal gun violence and you respond by tweeting “LOL”, you have no moral code and should be shunned from society. #SavageDemon #CandaceOwens

  31. Trump shouldn’t have EVER been allowed to run for the presidency much less inaugurated. The media elevated this monster and white people helped put this toxic cancer on America. White supremacy is deadly!

  32. I’m shook, y’all. It takes deep hate to walk into a place of worship and just gun down scores of innocent people. #NewZealandShooting

  33. I’m hearing there was shooting at a hospital where the wounded are taken. #EvilDemons

  34. I can’t wrap my brain around this. Live streaming a massacre of people worshipping? The demons are bold now. Lord help us all.

  35. My God! This demon live streamed the shooting.

  36. Reports there were 500 people inside the Mosque.

    My prayers to families of the victims. I’m so sorry.

  37. Armed police patrol outside a mosque in central Christchurch.

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