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Police are responding to a critical incident in Christchurch, New Zealand after a gunman is believed to have opened fire inside a busy mosque.
Ten emergency service vehicles are at the scene and police said it is an “evolving situation”.
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An eyewitness told Stuff NZ he had seen at least four people lying on the ground and “blood everywhere”.
The photographer working for the publication also said he had seen three seriously injured people lying on the steps of the mosque.
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There are reports that about six people have been taken into Christchurch Hospital, two with serious injuries.
There are reports of a shooting in Christchurch.
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Another eyewitness claims he saw a man wearing a “helmet and glasses and a military style jacket” enter the mosque and open fire.
It’s understood about 300 people were inside for afternoon prayers when the shooting happened. There are reports children were also at the scene.
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New Zealand Police urged anyone in Christchurch to stay indoors and report any suspicious behaviour.
“Police are currently responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch at around 1.40pm,” police said in a statement. “Armed police have been deployed.”
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