The unprecedented mass shootings were carefully planned and shocked by the peaceful nation
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacquid Arden described the attack as one of the worst days of his country. She said the suspects are holding "extremist views" that have no place in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world.
An Australian citizen at the end of his 20 years is charged with murder in connection with the attacks. Two other people were arrested immediately after the shooting
Here's what we know so far.
Where the shooting took place in Christchurch
A fighter directed two mosques at the central end of Christchurch on Friday in local time. Friday is the busiest day for many mosques around the world.
The first and most deadly shooting took place just after 1
3:30 at the Al Noor Mosque.
A video clip that is broadcast live in social media for about 17 minutes intends to show part of the attack: It shows a man walking on the streets of Christchurch before he arrives in the mosque and eventually opens a fire .
The terrible attack on Al Nur Palace, including the time the shooter returns to the car, returns for about six minutes.
When the shooter walked away from the Al-Noor mosque, he opened fire on some people walking down the street, the video appeared to be showing.
like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter struggled to stop the proliferation, raising new questions about companies' ability to manage the harmful content of their platforms.
Shortly after the end of the live broadcast in Lynwood mosque, a second attack occurred. At least seven people were killed there and another died later in the hospital.
A number of weapons were restored in both places. Arndurn said improvised explosive devices were found at the site.
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