Horrifying Video of New Zealand Mosque Attack Live Streamed on Facebook

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The gunman: source: NZ media

Caravan News

CHRISTCHURCH — One of the gunmen, Brenton Tarrant, live streamed the audacious attack on the Muslim worshipers on Facebook with a camera fitted to his helmet.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said attacks on two Christchurch mosques have left at least 49 dead on Friday. “From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned,” she said, adding that in addition to the dead another 20 people were seriously injured.

Witnesses spoke of seeing bloodied bodies, with children also believed to be among the dead, and police warned of “extremely distressing footage” of the incident circulating on the internet.

Police said four people — three men and a woman — had been taken into custody, and that they had found and neutralised a number of IEDS (improved explosive devices).

A Palestinian man who was in one of the mosques said he saw someone being shot in the head.

The chilling POV video, confirmed by New Zealand media and verified by Storyful, begins with a man in brown fingerless gloves driving through the streets of Christchurch towards the mosque.

The gunman parks the car around the corner from the mosque and opens the car boot revealing two black rifles covered in white writing, petrol containers and a bag that reads “PROUDLY KIWI AS”.

He storms the mosque through the front door and starts shooting indiscriminately at anyone he sees.

He can be seen in the video reloading his rifle multiple times and walking in and out of rooms in an apparent attempt to make sure all people inside are dead.

He leaves the mosque after a few minutes and then walks back out the front gate, where he shoots a volley of gunfire up and down the street.

In the 17-minute horrifying video, the gunman – described by witnesses at the crime scene as short and wearing a military uniform –  never spoke a word and continued shooting the worshipers.

Then he comes into the mosque again and openes fire on the people lying on the floor.

The video, which is now being removed from the internet, shows the gunman shooting down a woman on the road before boarding the car.

While driving towards an unknown destination he attacks some of the men on the streets.

NZealand police warn of ‘distressing’ footage

New Zealand police warned that “extremely distressing footage” existed relating to a deadly mosque shooting in Christchurch on Friday, and urged that it not be shared.

“Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online,” New Zealand police said in a Twitter post.

“We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.”

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