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At least 49 dead after New Zealand mosque shootings

New Zealand shootings scene, CNN photo.

National Carrier Air New Zealand has canceled at least 17 flights in and out of Christchurch.

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 7:51 AM
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 10:07 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- We continue to update you on the two mosque shootings that broke out in the New Zealand City of Christchurch. This is being called a terrorist attack. The death toll rose in the overnight to 49, and at least 20 more are seriously injured.

National Carrier Air New Zealand has canceled at least 17 flights in and out of Christchurch, saying it couldn't screen customers and their baggage following the deadly shootings at the two mosques.

One man is charged with murder, and will appear in court tomorrow. The man claiming responsibility said in a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto that he was a 28-year-old white, Australian who came to New Zealand only to plan and train for the attack.

The police commissioner says 4 people are in currently in custody. They're unsure if there are any other suspects.

Police are dealing with this tragic series of events in the Christchurch-Canterbury area -- and warning people to stay off the streets.

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern called this "one of New Zealand's darkest days" saying the events in the city of Christchurch represent "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence."

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