Mass shooting has taken place in Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch this afternoon. An estimated 400-500 people were present inside, including players of Bangladesh cricket team (reportedly safe), to offer Friday prayers.
Unconfirmed reports suggest several injuries as streams of ambulances have been seen taking injured to hospital.
According to witnesses, a gunman in black and wearing a helmet, holding what looked like a machine-gun opened fire. Witnesses reported blood splattered everywhere. Police is yet to release a statement.
All areas in and around the scene are in lock down, including schools and offices.It is still unfolding and armed police is at the scene….More to follow