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50 Dead After New Zealand Terrorist Attack

Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:26 pm

A gunman has reportedly opened fire in the Christchurch Mosque near Hagley Park.

The former president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury Mohammed Jama said a man with a gun went into the mosque about 1.40pm on Friday.

He saw about four people injured and two people lying on the ground. He did not know if they were alive or dead.

A Stuff photographer said he could see three seriously injured people on the doorstep of the mosque.

In a statement, police said they were responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch.

Police urged anyone in central Christchurch to stay indoors and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to 111.


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This is an evolving situation so I'll try and keep things updated.

But this very much a "what the actual fuck" situation, because nothing like this has ever happened here. Yes, there have been mass shootings, but these were not what appears to be targeted against a specific group of people. This comes on the back of an attack on the Green Party who was attacked yesterday by a man screaming about the UN. At the moment there's no reports of fatalities but this is likely to change given there were a number of people praying in the mosque at the time.

So, NSG, join with me in saying what the actual fuck as well as hoping that no one has lost their lives in this attack.

Edit: Here is a live feed regarding the incident.

Edit 2.1: Here's what we know:
  • 49 people have confirmed to have been killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. At least that number again have been injured.
  • Only one person is believed to have been responsible for the attacks, two others are still in custody.
  • One of the shooters has been confirmed as an Australian national.
  • One person has been charged with murder.
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Postby Trollzyn the Infinite » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:30 pm

What's Mike Guman doing in New Zealand?
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Postby Gun Manufacturers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:30 pm

Hopefully, the perpetrator(s) are caught, and the victims loss of life can be prevented, or at least minimized.
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Postby Scomagia » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:34 pm

I hope the coward behind this is caught or shot before he or she can cause any more damage.
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Postby Negarakita » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Yeah I'm kinda in shock right now holy crap
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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Unconfirmed reports of three fatalities, and three different locations in the city are under lockdown with reports of additional shots fired.
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Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Is this a massive planned attack?
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Postby Gun Manufacturers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Scomagia wrote:I hope the coward behind this is caught or shot before he or she can cause any more damage.


I hope the police can take the perpetrator(s) alive. The living can be questioned as to motives, so that MAYBE the police can determine the warning signs and stop the next one, which would be preferred.
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Postby BlazingAngel » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Damn. Thoughts and prayers to the victims
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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:40 pm

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Scomagia wrote:I hope the coward behind this is caught or shot before he or she can cause any more damage.


I hope the police can take the perpetrator(s) alive. The living can be questioned as to motives, so that MAYBE the police can determine the warning signs and stop the next one, which would be preferred.


There has been, again, unconfirmed reports of one man being taken into custody at one of these locations.
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Postby Andsed » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Well first off my sincere condolences for what ever it is worth to the victims of this cowardly attack and secondly I honestly hope the police find this monster.
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Postby Scomagia » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:47 pm

Deutschess Kaiserreich wrote:Is this a massive planned attack?

Could be. It could also be that people are confused and giving conflicting reports as often happens in the situations.
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Postby Valrifell » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:49 pm

My heart is broken. I hate it when sacred places are so crudely defiled in the most awful of ways, people deserve to feel safe there.
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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 pm

Scomagia wrote:
Deutschess Kaiserreich wrote:Is this a massive planned attack?

Could be. It could also be that people are confused and giving conflicting reports as often happens in the situations.


Not a massive attack, allegedly the second incident was a pawn shop being held at gunpoint.

However, this is the first reported description of the attacker:
"Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, 37, described the shooter as white skinned, blond, quite short and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest. The gunman let off dozens, if not hundreds of rounds, he said." It's alleged he also had an automatic rifle.
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Postby Bombadil » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:55 pm

Hard to know about this attack but the attack on the MP yesterday.. I really do worry that there's a whipping up of anti-global bodies and a flurry of conspiracy theories that is helping to fuel overall nationalism no matter where. The internet means anger can be fuelled no matter where and we're simply going to see the rise of nationalism across the board in pockets of online echo chambers that spill over into real life action.
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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:09 pm

Unconfirmed reports of shots fired at Christchurch Hospital and police are reportedly saying nine active shooters present around the city.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:15 pm

Costa Fierro wrote:Unconfirmed reports of shots fired at Christchurch Hospital and police are reportedly saying nine active shooters present around the city.


It's gotta be some sorta terror attack at that point, no?

Shit, hopefully it ain't too bad :/
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Postby Saskovia » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm

I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. No joke.

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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:17 pm

They're saying that they have caught the mosque shooter, who uploaded a white supremacist manifesto to his Twitter page. Police have confirmed additional incidents at Christchurch Hospital and multiple gunmen.
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Costa Fierro wrote:They're saying that they have caught the mosque shooter, who uploaded a white supremacist manifesto to his Twitter page. Police have confirmed additional incidents at Christchurch Hospital and multiple gunmen.

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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 pm

The shooter apparently livestreamed his shooting, he covered his rifle in all sorts of anti-Muslim things and yelled "subscribe to pewdiepie" before opening fire.
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Postby Andsed » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 pm

Costa Fierro wrote:They're saying that they have caught the mosque shooter, who uploaded a white supremacist manifesto to his Twitter page. Police have confirmed additional incidents at Christchurch Hospital and multiple gunmen.

Oh my god. First off I am extremely pissed at these gunner and their disgusting cowardly act. And I am also a little disturbed that this might have planned out by these monsters.
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