Judge orders suspected New Zealand mosque shooter's face blurred in photos

Flowers left at cordon

Flowers left at cordon

Tarrant was then seen making an OK gesture - a symbol which has been used by white supremacists.

Tarrant live-streamed part of his attack on the Al Noor mosque, creating a sickening 17-minute video that has been widely distributed on social media.

Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay on the floor, the video showed.

During a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque, seven people were killed.

Khan said he pulled one injured child out of danger and was holding a man who'd been shot in the arm when the gunman returned.

Worshipers ran from gunfire, desperately called police and huddled beneath the benches of two Christchurch mosques before two lightly armed community police officers apparently ran the gunman's auto to the side of the road and brought the atrocity to an end after a terrifying 36 minutes. "There were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", she told reporters.

"Never in my life would I have thought this would happen to us", said Shaik.

Ardern said the suspect traveled around the world and was in New Zealand sporadically.

Dozens of people laid flowers at cordons near both mosques in Christchurch, which is still rebuilding after a devastating quake in 2011 that killed nearly 200 people. Thirty six people were still being treated on Saturday, of which 11 remained in intensive care.

Christchurch Hospital said it was treating 48 patients for gunshot wounds, CNN reported.

"These comments are appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia".

New Zealand Police say they have asked all mosques across the country to "shut their doors". She asserted that New Zealand will not and can not be shaken by this attack.

The victims of Friday's shooting included immigrants from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand Saturday
New Zealand Attack: What We Know

Khokhur, 58, and husband Mehaboobbhai Khokhur, 65, had travelled from India to spend time with their son Imran, their first visit in the eight years since he moved to New Zealand.

Ardern said the main suspect was a licensed gun owner who used five weapons during his rampage, including two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns.

New Zealand's first-class domestic cricket competition, the Plunket Shield, has been decided with a round to spare in sad and unique circumstances.

Armed police were deployed at several locations in all cities, unusual in a country that has had low levels of gun violence.

Military-style semi-automatic rifles, banned in neighboring Australia, are permitted in New Zealand but must be registered.

The judge presiding over a court hearing for suspected New Zealand mosque shooter ordered his face be blurred in photographs to preserve his "fair trial rights".

"We feel that we are living in the safest country in the world. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers".

In New Zealand, police officers don't routinely carry firearms.

Support for the local Muslim community came quickly on Friday, with leaders of other faiths and politicians visiting the mosque to express their condolences and solidarity.

Tarrant is believed to be the author of a 74-age manifesto posted online before the attacks occurred.

Canadian Muslims were targeted in a terrorist attack in January 2017 when a gunman shot dead six worshippers and injured 19 others at a Quebec City mosque.

Political across Asia and the Middle East voiced concern over the targeting of Muslims.

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