As Mike Bush, Commissioner of New Zealand police said, 41 people died in Christchurch, seven more – in Linwood. Later, one of the injured passed away in the hospital.
One of the attackers was identified, he broadcasted the assault online. He appeared to be local resident Brenton Tarrant, a supporter of far-right views, who expressed anger towards the migrants multiple times.
Earlier, 40 died, and 48 wounded were reported.
Today, March 15, a shooting incident occurred in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Later, another one took place in a mosque in Linwood suburbs. Besides, the police have defused a number of handmade explosive devices found in the cars after the shooting.
Later, police detained four participants of the attacks, three men and one woman. It was noted that one of the attackers was recording his actions. It is believed that an Australian is one of the perpetrators, he wrote a 74-pages-long manifest, which makes it clear they were preparing a terrorist attack.