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15 Mar 2019 | 02:52 AM UTC

New Zealand: Active shooter incident ongoing in Christchurch March 15 /update 1

New Zealand News Alert

Christchurch police warn residents across the city to remain indoors as they continue to respond to an active shooter situation on March 15; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Auckland). COUNTRY/REGION Christchurch

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Police officials in Christchurch are warning residents across the city to remain indoors as officers respond to an active shooter situation at the Al Noor Mosque along Deans Avenue as of 15:25 (local time) on Friday, March 15. It is unclear if the suspected shooter has been apprehended by the police. Schools across the city remain on lockdown and officers reportedly evacuated Cathedral Square where thousands of students were holding a climate change rally. Media sources have reported multiple casualties from the shooting, but no official death toll has been released. Police are asking for people to report any suspicious behavior by dialing 111. Details are still emerging.


Individuals in Christchurch are advised to remain vigilant, avoid the area of the incident, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.


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