Several dead after gunman opens fire at New Zealand Mosque at Christchurch

New Zealand mosque shooting: A gunman opened fire in a mosque at Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday  in which several persons were feared dead.

Police deployed armed officers in response to shooting in the centre of Christchurch city. According to the New Zealand police, the shooter is still active.

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A man loading his handgun. Photo courtesy of Pong/

Bangladesh Cricket team luckily escaped as there were in the vicinity of the shooting. All the members were safe, team coach told media.

It was reported that a gunman opened fire inside mosque at Hagley Park in Christchurch. Armed police were present at second mosque in suburb of Linwood.

Police told people in the centre of the city to stay indoors. No official confirmation on casualties have been made.

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