Death Toll in New Zealand Mosque Shootings Rises to 50

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari termed the Christchurch mosques attack as a barbaric, violent act of terrorism.

The victims' bodies have not been released to their families yet, but coroners and pathologists were working to determine the cause of deaths as quickly as possible: "We have to be absolutely clear on cause of death", he said. Identity, he said, might be a feature of the impending court case. This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. "But we hope to be able to give that advice over the next few days".

Tarrant had no prior criminal history and is not on any watch lists either in New Zealand or Australia.

Mr Taylor, 27, left Aberdeen to travel to New Zealand as part of a trip to see more of the world.

Australian man Brenton Tarrant from Grafton in NSW has been charged with murder over the massacre that killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques on Friday.

"However, what they (the perpetrators) can not destroy is our will", the society said in a statement. He killed 41 people at Al Noor, before killing seven at another mosque nearby.

She has been airlifted to Starship children's hospital in Auckland, the country's top paediatric centre.

Hungry for any news, families and friends of the victims gathered at the city's Hagley College, near the hospital. "We are all here to help them in washing the body, putting them in the grave".

They included a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, who is in critical condition.

"The family understands that it's a crime scene".

"I can't imagine a country where it is less likely that they will just utter "thoughts and prayers" and let it slide", he said.

Still, it was hard, he said, because the grieving process wouldn't really begin until he could bury his cousin.

In a video filmed from his hospital bed, Wasseim asked people to "please pray for me and my daughter".

Families of the Sandy Hook victims were recently given the green light to sue United States gunmaker Remington for knowingly marketing a military grade weapon that is "grossly unsuited" for civilian use and has become the gun of choice for mass killings.

At the White House, Mr Trump called the bloodshed "a bad thing" but rejected any suggestion the white nationalist movement is a rising threat around the world, saying it is "a small group of people that have very, very serious problems".

"It is something that we all have to work towards eradicating as a community with love, with dedication and genuine feeling in our hearts that we are truly Australian, we are neighbours and having love for each other and hoping that our community continues to remain safe".

Another article by The Telegraph mentions the retiree greeting the gunman Brenton Tarrant with "Hello, brother" in the live stream video recorded by a camera attached to the terrorist's military-styled outfit.

Aziz, originally from Afghanistan, ran outside after the shooting started and picked up a shotgun that the gunman had dropped.

The second attack took place at the Linwood mosque about 5 kilometres (3 miles) away.

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern said. Ardern suggested "now is the time for change" and hinted she was closely looking at rules regulating ownership of semi-automatic weapons.

The death toll from horrifying shootings at two mosques in New Zealand rose to 50, police said Sunday, as Christchurch residents flocked to memorial sites and churches across the city Sunday to lay flowers and mourn the victims.

  • Leroy Wright