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27+ Killed In New Zealand Mass Shooting, Attacker Livestreamed Shooting

An attack at a New Zealand mosque has left dozens dead.

Christchurch, New Zealand – At least one gunman has opened fire at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque at around 1:14 p.m. local time in an apparent terrorist attack.

Local media are reporting at least 27 dead with many more wounded. A witness has said that the gunman spent 20 minutes going from room to room and killing people, including children.

There was then a second shooting at another mosque, possibly committed by the same gunman.

A bomb has been located in a car in the area.

One gunman is in custody, but it’s unknown if there are additional suspects.

The gunman who identified himself as 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant uploaded a video online of the shooting while murdering people, along with a 74 page manifesto.

The unconfirmed gunman’s social media account posted an image of his semi-automatic rifle before the attack.

The unconfirmed shooter’s manifesto makes it appear he is obsessed with “white genocide,” a white nationalist conspiracy theory.

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Christopher Berg - March Fri, 2019

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