At least 27 killed in shooting at New Zealand mosques
YEREVAN, MARCH 15, ARMENPRESS. At least 27 persons have been killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at people inside Al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, TASS reports citing Otago Daily Times.
At least 30 of those injured were rushed to city hospitals.
Police detained one of the shooters.
Armed people entered the mosques in Christchurch at about 13:45 local time shortly after the day prayer, blocked the entrance doors and opened fire. According to eyewitnesses, about 200 and 300 people were inside the buildings when the attack occurred.
So far, the casualty reports have not yet been officially confirmed, but police urged citizens to stay indoors. All schools in the city were closed.