Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques

 edition.cnn.com  3/15/2019 6:33:56 AM  3
Medical staff load an injured man into an ambulance in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15.

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Updated 0633 GMT (1433 HKT) March 15, 2019

Medical staff load an injured man into an ambulance in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15.

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Parts of Christchurch, New Zealand, are on lockdown and armed police have been deployed after receiving reports of shots fired at two mosques Friday afternoon.

New Zealand Commissioner Mike Bush says "there are multiple fatalities" at two mosques in Christchurch and Canterbury Area.

There is one person in custody and there are "multiple fatalities" caused by an "active shooter," describing a serious and grave situation Bush adds that the police are "unsure if other locations outside of that area are under threat."

Police have not confirmed deaths or injuries yet. This is a developing story.

Members of the public react in front of the Masjd Al Noor Mosque.

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Armed police patrol outside the mosque in Christchurch.

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People talk on their phones outside the mosque.

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Ambulances parked outside the mosque. A spokesperson at Christchurch Hospital told CNN that "multiple" casualties had been sent there, but did not confirm the number.

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People stand across the road from the scene.

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Police console a man near the mosque.

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Bloodied bandages on the road on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Ramzan Ali, thought to be the last man to get out of the Masjd Al Noor Mosque alive, waits outside for news about his brother who was with him in the mosque.

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A man reacts as he speaks on a mobile phone near the mosque in central Christchurch.

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Police officers cordon off the area.

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