Published On: Fri, Mar 15th, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Live-Streamed Entire Attack

Yellow police tape cordoning off a crime scene

On Friday afternoon, New Zealand was rocked as news came that a mass shooting had claimed the lives of multiple people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The shootings were carried out at two different mosques during prayers, resulting in mass panic across the city.

Schools and government buildings in Christchurch were put on lockdown as police tried to contain the situation, and the latest reports indicate that at this stage four people — three men and one woman — are in custody over the shooting.

Horrifically, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the man, who is believed to be Australian-born, decided to live-stream 17 minutes of the heinous attack via his GoPro for his friends to watch. Along with the video footage, he also has an 87-page “manifesto” explaining why he decided to carry out the attack, which includes plenty of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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New Zealand Mosque Shooter Live-Streamed Entire Attack