Christchurch terror attack day 2 – ‘Let this not divide us, we are all one’
Families and friends of injured victims from yesterday’s mosque shootings are still waiting to see their loved ones, as an entire country mourns.
Public vigils are being held across NZ this weekend and bunches of flowers are being left near the scene of yesterday’s shootings. Many events in Christchurch and other cities have been cancelled.
Forty-nine people were killed and 42 are in hospital after the shootings at the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Ave in Riccarton and the Linwood mosque.
Dozens more police are being deployed to Christchurch and there is a heightened police presence around the country, including at mosques and community events.
The dead include a 5-year-old girl and her father who were chased by the gunman and shot.
Three people are in custody, and 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant has appeared in court this morning charged with murder. Police say further charges will be laid. None of those in custody were on security watchlists in New Zealand or Australia.