Friday noon around 1:40 pm (Local time) there was a mass shooting in Christ Church’s Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosque in New Zealand. The terrorist was identified as 28 year old Australian man Brenton Tarrant.
The terrorist did a 17-minute livestream on Facebook when he drove to the Al Noor Mosque in Deans Ave.
Filmed on a helmet camera it shows the gunman walking in to mosque front door and opening fire. He is inside for three minutes, returns to his vehicle to get more ammunition and then re-enters the mosque and opens fire again.
The 17-minute video ends as the gunman drives away at speed. The incident killed 40 innocent people and dozens seriously injured.
Schools and public buildings, as well as the Christchurch Hospital, were on lockdown for hours on Friday afternoon as New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush advised residents of Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island, to stay off the streets.
Before the attack, someone with apparently advanced knowledge of unfolding events posted links to Twitter and the message board 8chan of a manifesto, as well as to a Facebook page where the individual promised that the attack would be streamed live. The Twitter posts include images of weapons and ammunition, as well as the name of perpetrators of past mass-casualty shootings.
In the manifesto, the purported shooter identified himself as a 28-year-old white man born in Australia. He described his motivation, which he said involved defending “our lands” from “invaders.” He aimed to “directly reduce immigration rates,” he said.
He also said he intended to deepen strife in the United States over gun ownership and the Second Amendment.