Three people detained in connection with New Zealand mosque shootings
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  • 14:56 15 March 2019

Three people detained in connection with New Zealand mosque shootings

New Zealand’s police specified on Friday that three suspects were detained in connection with the shooting in mosques in the city of Christchurch, not four as had been previously reported, ONA reports citing TASS.

"A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow morning. Two others remain in custody. Another person was arrested earlier today however that was not related to these events," the law enforcement authorities twittered.

It was earlier reported that four people were detained in connection with the incident: three men and one woman.

Armed people entered the the Al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques in Christchurch at about 13:45 local time (04:46 Moscow time) on Friday shortly after the day prayer, blocked the entrance doors and opened fire. According to eyewitnesses, about 200 and 300 people were inside the building when the attack occurred. Forty-nine people were killed in the attack, and dozens of injured were taken to hospitals.

Faig Mahmudov

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