Mass shooting at Christchurch mosque

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Published on Mar 15, 2019
There is a "serious and evolving" situation with an active shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, police commissioner Mike Bush said. In a statement read on TV 3 New Zealand, police said one person was in custody. Police said there are a number of causalities but did not specify how many. CBS News partner Newshub affiliates Erin Speedy, Tova O'Brien, Thomas Mead report. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.

30,669 Comments:

Rahaf
Rahaf:
He killed 49 people not only that he filmed it live! He is not a gunman!
*He is a terrorist*
Ishan Ali
Ishan Ali:
New Zealand was the last place I thought this would happen
Mr. Tattoo ASMR
Mr. Tattoo ASMR:
Do they not know the definition of Terrorist...?
mr editor
mr editor:
My condolences from The United States of America Rip all those who died ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand strong
J
J:
Usually when a mentally unstable person shoots a place up, a bunch of ignorant people run around screaming โ€˜terrorismโ€™ when itโ€™s not. This attack WAS politically motivated, which makes him a terrorist. He even stated he was a terrorist for this very reason in his manifesto.
Save Good Music
Save Good Music:
It was not a guy raging with a hand gun, it was planned terror.
Isra Ismail
Isra Ismail:
Heโ€™s a terrorist! Everyone is calling him a gunman or a white supremacist. Smh ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
James Brown
James Brown:
Rest In Peace To Everyone Innocent Who Was Killed In The Terrorist Attack. God Bless.
Rvatina
Rvatina:
Nice, people are waking up. Let them know they aint welcome
Hello OI
Hello OI:
My friends mother is a nurse at the hospital and went into lockdown at the hospital.
Legend of Nibbaheem
Legend of Nibbaheem:
Stop calling him gunman he's a terrorist
Lillia Wilkie Power
Lillia Wilkie Power:
Christchurch will never be the same my school was in lockdown for 3 and a half hours all my love goes for all the people who were hurt ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I love you a lot. Love from an 11 year old girl called Lillia
i Firekirby
i Firekirby:
All my prayers go to everyone affected by this terrorist attack.
I donโ€™t care what religion you are, you have a right to worship and not be shot at.
I wish peace came easier in this world
DePeaceHunter
DePeaceHunter:
As muslim who this time last year was visiting Christchurch as tourist this gives me chill. I did have this mosque in my itinerary but ended up skipped it because we didn't got enough time to visit and pray in it. this news really sadden me. We met a really nice muslim family that invited us to their house because we came from the same country....now I'm wondering if they're ok. I don't have their contact, I really really hope they're fine.
genuinely surprised this happened in NZ, and Christchurch of all place. Met many good people there it's really sad something like this has to tarnish it. Me and my sister planned to visit NZ again in the coming years as we still have many places we want to explore, the country is one of the most beautiful places out there. I just hope this accident won't ruin it for us and for other people.

May all the victims rest in peace and the one survived can get through this dark times.
Tyler Dodd
Tyler Dodd:
This is so messed up, New Zealand is such a peaceful country๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Rest In Peace everyone that was gunned down in this massacre ๐Ÿ’”
Lily Darcy
Lily Darcy:
"A gunman" really ? I thought it was called a "terrorist"
Stanley Kim
Stanley Kim:
Praying for the innocent victims and their families๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Blaize Parrish
Blaize Parrish:
I think the fact someone can do this is disgusting my heart goes out to the families and loved ones.I still have to correct him on automatic weapon its semi-automatic.
browneet caramell
browneet caramell:
Send my condolences to all victims families....USA
Sam Roose
Sam Roose:
I was shocked to hear this bad news in new Zealand ,I will pray for you don't worry
FRISHR
FRISHR:
If heโ€™s called Gunman then suicide bombers should be called Bomberman
XP
XP:
This footage was taken when everything was unfolding and New Zealanders were trying to make sense of this so yes they did say "gunman" and "shooter" because a terrorist attack is unheard of in NZ... but after knowing more information the NZ Prime Minister has confirmed it is a terrorist attack and media in NZ is calling it a terrorist attack. It's so disturbing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this terror attack. ๐Ÿ™
D.J.
D.J.:
To the people fighting over the semantics of the words "gunman" and "terrorist": your masters appreciate you.
WHATTT BOI
WHATTT BOI:
This is a horrific incident. I give thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. I hope the culprits are brought to justice.
Itsame steve
Itsame steve:
The video he streamed was brutal.. so sad those people died like that.
spongebobsallu
spongebobsallu:
Non muslim - Gunmen | Muslim - Terrorist . This is how the media portrays it
Monika Sienkiewicz
Monika Sienkiewicz:
He's not far-right.
He's far-left.
He self-describes as eco-fascist which is a left-right combo by many measures and says the country that most closely represents his views is the People's Republic of China ..a Leftist-Marxist state.
Roi da Boi
Roi da Boi:
Just cuz it says gunman doesn't men they're saying they aren't terrorists. Y'all are ridiculous focusing on the wrong things. Y'all really care more about labels than the lives of the people lost smh
Sherry
Sherry:
Though I am Christian, I pray with all my heart for them. It doesn't matter our religeous conflicts, even though a lot think it does or should. I pray for all the people involved in this terror. I pray for strength, comfort and understanding for them all. Sad things like this can happen to anyone , anywhere. We are all human beings and we all feel. A lot of families without loved ones today because of this. Seeing this happened saddens my heart. My heart goes out to all my brothers and sisters in the Muslim community with love . God bless you all in Jesus name ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ..
M M
M M:
Bless this woman who put the lives of strangers before her own. In the most heinous acts, good and love will always prevail in the long run.
Julia I MะSTURะ’ะะขะ• P.U.S.SY! WATะกะ VIDะ•0!!
Julia I MะSTURะ’ะะขะ• P.U.S.SY! WATะกะ VIDะ•0!!:
๐Ÿ”ฅโ˜๏ธHe killed over 49 people and they keep calling him a gunman
Cak Jhon
Cak Jhon:
His not gunman, but his TERORIS

INDONESIA PRAY FOR NEW ZEALAND ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Kristine Hannah
Kristine Hannah:
my heart goes out to everyone in Christchurch....๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
Spero Patria
Spero Patria:
Multiculturalism = Chaos
Never see this happening in homogeneous nations like Poland or Japan.
end game
end game:
Brenton Harrison Tarrant, an Australian national he is the real terrorist, a terrorist can be anyone even a person without the Beard
Brandon Nel
Brandon Nel:
I'm from New Zealand. Everyone from around the world, please pray for the families who has lost their loved one, as well for our country as a whole. ๐Ÿ™ Bless you all.

Edit: I said fellow previously Americans as I meant to say that there are a lot of Americans watching this so they need to pray for our country. (Rest of the world as well.) Sorry for the misunderstanding. Also thanks for all the replies. Didn't expect this at all. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Amelie Maitland
Amelie Maitland:
My condolences from Auckland, NZ. It is absolutely horrifying that something like this happened in New Zealand.
HappyMistakes 101
HappyMistakes 101:
(To Christchurch) Weโ€™re with you all the way ๐Ÿ˜” (from the north island - New Zealand )
Nazmi Isa
Nazmi Isa:
This is really inhuman.. Even children and oldmen been killed ๐Ÿ˜ซ
I. A.
I. A.:
"We belong to Allah and to him we shall return".

It's what we are taught to say as muslims ,when we hear of someone passing away.
G MAN
G MAN:
the so called "gunman" killed 49 people and got a bomb in their car.
it's terrorism.
JayduxsFN
JayduxsFN:
I thought i was safe in New Zealand :'(
This is Madness
This is Madness:
What makes me sad is the old man greeted him with "hello brother"
Like how could you even
nicholas
nicholas:
Sending prayers from the US... So sorry. Condolences to the families.. Agh
Alex Guerrazzi
Alex Guerrazzi:
The fascists are raising their heads thanks to leftists rats;they bring ONLY Immigration degradatation, terrorism and so on
S Hidayati
S Hidayati:
innalillahi wainnailaihi rojiun, my condolences for victim family's..
alejandro
alejandro:
sweet revenge hallelujah sweet revenge.long overdue.
JD DW
JD DW:
Simple solution to stop them: Buy more mercenaries
Ed Delgado
Ed Delgado:
I seen the video...made it look to easy .i hope this doesnโ€™t inspire more
Crazy ppl
t
t:
i have seen the whole video on my cousins phone wtf i didnt believe it untill i saw the news.


my cousin said someone has sent him this video