BREAKING: City In New Zealand Shut Down After Mass Shootings At Different Locations, Many Casualties Suspected

At least two mosques were the targets of mass shootings today, leaving an untold number of fatalities and injuries. Police say they have one suspect in custody but believe that there could be more.

The incident is apparently still ongoing, and is occurring in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Zealand Police released the following information to the public via their Twitter page;

The incident began around 1:40 pm local time, and calls to police started flooding in shortly after.

As reported by abcnews.com;

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement that “This is an evolving incident and we are working to confirm the facts, however, we can confirm there have been a number of fatalities” and that police were at a number of scenes. He asked all mosques across the nation to close to their doors.

Bush said police were dealing with “a very serious and tragic series of events” and “they involve an active shooter” and “multiple fatalities.”

“We have one person in custody, but we are unsure if there are other people,” Bush said in a video statement. Bush said in a written statement that “police believe there may be other offenders.

Some reports have suggested that upwards of 30 people have been killed, but that number has not been confirmed by any law enforcement.

A live streaming video of the incident is said to have been taken by the attacker, but this video is said to be extremely graphic and is not being shared by media at this time.

Hundreds of people were said to be inside at the time of the incidents, and one witness told CNN that the mosque he was at, had heard gunfire for 10 to 15 minutes before it stopped.

We will continue to watch this incident.

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