(New Zealand shootings) Four suspects detained

Friday, March 15, 2019

New Zealand police say they are not aware of other suspects beyond the four who have been arrested after two mosque shootings but they can not be certain.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush did not elaborate on the suspects who are in custody.

The shootings occurred at two mosques in the Christchurch area during afternoon prayers.

A witness described multiple deaths at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch. A witness who heard about five gunshots at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque said two wounded people were carried out on stretchers.