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LIVE: Mass photography at Christchurch Mosque as police respond to "active shooter" situation | 1 NEWS NOW

Live updates when mass photography takes place at the Christchurch mosque that leaves several accidents.

3:40: The police in Auckland send officers to all mosques in the region as a caution.

15:30: A Christchurch curator says he heard shots from the Linwood Mosque for 45 seconds to a minute before coming "in spite of distance" from another shooting chamber "spraying bullets" outside.

This is a different mosque than the confirmed


NEWS trying to confirm the reports of the second event.

3:26 pm at Christchurch Hospital.

There were hundreds of people in the mosque at the time of the event and a witness says he saw a man come into the mosque with an automatic rifle shooting for 10-15 minutes.

The man was reportedly weaving a black helmet.

3:25 pm: Last updated from St. John: St. John was notified of a firearm accident in Central Christchurch at 13.33 Friday afternoon.

We have about 20 ambulances and operational vehicles on site provide support and will continue to update you when information comes in handy.

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Ambulances continue to come up with the victims.
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3:20: National Party leader Simon Bridges has tweeted about the event.

What we know so far:

At least one gunman opened fire on the Masjid Al Noor Mosque on Dean's Ave around 1:40.

Witnesses heard several shots, some say up to 100 and there are several accidents.

Much of Christchurch is locked when the police respond to an "active shooter" situation.

2:58: Testimony interview on site.

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The man said he ran away from the shooter to a place behind the mosque where he called the police.
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2:55: RNZ reports that 300 people were inside the Linwood Mosque for afternoon prayers.

This is the second mosque where unconfirmed reports of a second shooter have arisen.

2: 52:00: A witness told 1 NEWS they heard at least 20 shots in the mosque from what sounded like a semi-automatic firearm.

2:47: Films at Christchurch Hospital show several people coming to the ambulance

A man reported to have entered the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Dean's Ave an hour ago and opened fire.

14:45: Last Police Update: " In response to a serious ongoing firearm accident in Christchurch, all Christchurch schools have been locked in."

2:42 pm: 2:42 pm: Bangladesh's cricket team was filmed to fly Hagley Park near the first mosque where a shooting took place.

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The team was in Hagley Park and has returned to the ovals.
Source: Twitter / Mohammad Isam

2:35: A message from one eyewitness to 1 NEWS says: "My husband drove by. He said he took three people to the hospital, one was a little girl who had all been

"He wanted to take more he said there were like a dozen people just lying on the road."

2:32 pm: There are several reports on social media that they have shot at [19659004]

2:31: Linwood Ave School is now in lock.

2:30 PM: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is a second mosque in Linwood. Witness on the spot [19659035] Mohammed Nazir told 1 NEWS he saw three women shot and bleed on the ground outside the mosque.

He called the police for help and climbed a wall to escape.

He had to run in fear in his socks and left their shoes behind to get t

2:18 pm: Police call on anyone ic entrale Christchurch to stay indoors and report suspicious behavior immediately to 111.

2:15: Armed police have been deployed to the area according to

14:05: The police ask people to "avoid the deans Avenue area "says they will provide more information soon.

2:04: A witness told things she heard 20 shots and saw three people lying on the ground near a mosque on Deans Ave.

14:00: Three schools around Hagley Park, including Girls High and Christ's College, are locked.

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