New Zealand mosque shooting: He escapes Afghanistan just to see death in Christchurch
But on Friday, when he prayed in Linoughwood's mosque in Christchurch, an armed man began shooting indiscriminately the pilgrims – first out of the mosque, then through the windows like women and children huddled inside, screaming. He pulled one of the wounded children out of danger and held a man who was shot in his hand as the shooter returned.
"(The wounded man) wanted water, I told him," calm down, the police are already here and everything else. The Sagittarius came back out of the window while I held it and shot him in the head. And he was dead, "Han told CNN.
Many people in the diverse city have community connections that stretch back generations. Former refugees and migrants have told CNN that they have chosen to do their home because it is safe.
She remembers listening to the soothing song of the afternoon prayers when it was broken by shots. Harrison called the police and hid in his house as the shooter broke through the mosque, shooting as many people as he could.
"The moment the blows were taking place was terrifying, absolutely terrifying," Harrison said. "There was almost an immediate feeling that they were the object of an attack." Muslims "src =" http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190315124115-church-of-england-nz-large-169.jpg "/>
Harrison's 19-year-old son, Zin Yug, heard reports that he was a shooter in the mosque, remembering that his mother was in their property and is waiting to meet a performer, and he sent her a message. He was safe
Then he saw the video, which was broadcast live by a camera attached to the shooter's helmet, and he showed the shooter using the family alley as the base for storing his loaded weapons
"I could not to believe that man is literally Highlight in our alley and entered the mosque back to our lane and back into the mosque – said the South.
When the police arrived, they helped Harrison out of the house and over the back fence. "She was not allowed to go in front because the bodies were literally lying on the driveway," her son said.
The family says there's no way this house can be their home.
Tears and Support
On the background of the flowers on the roadside barrier on Saturday was written an emblem printed on A4 paper, titled "Not for Hate and Terror."
"If New Zealand is like a container of milk filled to the edge, then the immigrants think of a pinch of sugar." We will not bring the container to a spill, and make the milk sweeter, "says the sign. , Didak Sharma, stood nearby, holding an identical copy, moving from India to New Zealand 10 years ago, and with tears in his eyes told CNN: "This is not the country we chose to immigrate."
Other local residents they say the attempt to separate them will only make their community stronger.