Prime Minister Jakind Ardern said that the events in Christchurch represent "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence" and acknowledged that many of the victims may be migrants and refugees. In addition to the dead, she said that more than 20 people were seriously injured.
"It's clear that this can now be called a terrorist attack," Arderne said.
Police arrested three men and one woman after shooting, which shocked people across the country ̵
The authorities did not discuss who arrested them. But the person who claimed responsibility for shooting left a 74-page anti-immigration manifesto in which he explained who he was and his thoughts about his actions. He said he was a 28-year-old Australian white.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that one of the four arrested was a citizen born in Australia.
Ardner at a press conference hinted at anti-immigrant sentiment as a possible motive, saying that although many people affected by the shooting could be migrants or refugees, "they decided to make New Zealand their home, and this is their home." We are not the man who perpetuates this violence against us
Police Commissioner Mike Bush said that the police were not familiar with other suspects outside the four who were detained but they could not be sure.
"The attackers were arrested by local police officers. There were some absolute acts of courage, "said Bush." I am extremely proud of our police officer how they responded. But we will not assume that the danger has disappeared. "
Bush said that the defenses dissolved a series of improvised explosive devices that were attached to vehicles stopped after the attack.
He said that anyone who thinks to gather
There is a police presence on many scenes in Christchurch
The most deadly attack took place in the Masjid Al Nur mosque in the center of Christchurch at about 1: 45. Arden said that 30 people were killed there.  The witness, Lenn Peneha, said that he had seen a man dressed in black that entered the mosque and then heard dozens of shots, and then people who fled from the mosque in fear.
The pen that lives next to the mosque, said, the militant ran out of the mosque, threw what seemed like a semi-automatic weapon on the road, and fled.
Penecha said that he went to the mosque to try to help. "I saw dead people everywhere. There were three in the corridor, near the door leading to the mosque, and people in the mosque, "he said." This is an incredible nuts. I do not understand how anyone could do this with anyone, anyone. It's ridiculous. "
He said that he helped some people recover in his house, saying that one was slightly wounded.
" I lived near this mosque around the corner years old, and people are great, they are very friendly, "he said." I just do not understand. "
He said that the gun was white and wore a helmet with a certain device on top, giving him a military look.
Video, which , apparently, viewed by a shooter, shows an attack in terrible details. The gunwoman spends more than two minutes on the mosque, spitting over and over again the fearful shanval Sometimes they re-shoot at the people he had already cut down, and then he goes to the street where he shoots people on the sidewalk.Children's screams can be heard at a distance when he returns to his car to get another rifle, then the shooter returns back to the mosque, where at least two dozen people lie on the ground.After walks to the street and shooting women there, he returns to his car, where the song "Fire" of the English rock band "Crazy World of Arthur Brown" can be heard from exploding speakers. The singer spat: "I am the god of hell!" and the militant drives away. Then the video is turned off.
There was a second shooting at the mosque, Linwood Masjid, in which Ardern said that 10 people were killed.
Mark Nichols told the New Zealand Bulletin that he heard about the fire and that the natural prayer turned fire with a rifle or a gun.
Nichols said he had seen two wounded people carrying on his carriage past his car shop and that both of these people were alive.
The man who claimed responsibility for shooting, said that he came to New Zealand only for planning and preparing for the attack. He said that he was not a member of any organization, but sacrificed and interacted with many nationalist groups, although he acted independently and no group ordered an attack.
He said that the mosques in Christchurch and Linwood would be targets, like the third mosque in Ashburton, if he could do it there.
He said that he chose New Zealand because of his location to show that even the most remote parts of the world were not free from "mass immigration."
New Zealand is generally considered to be a friendly country for immigrants and refugees. Last year, the prime minister announced that the country would increase its annual refugee quota from 1,000 to 1,500, starting in 2020.
A cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh, due to begin on Saturday, was canceled after the cricket basketball team had a narrow run.
It was reported that the players and members of the coaching staff of the team were on their bus, coming to Masjid Al Nur Mosque in the park of Hagli, when the shooting began.
Bethesman Tamim Iqbal wrote to the tweet that "the whole team escaped from the active shooters, a terrible experience and please keep us in your prayers."
Mass shootings in New Zealand are extremely rare. The most deadly thing in modern history occurred in the small town of Aramão in 1990, when gunner David Gray shot and killed 13 people after a dispute with a neighbor.
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