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LIVE: Mass shooting at Christchurch mosque as police respond to 'active shooter' situation | 1 NEWS NOW

Live updates as mass shooting takes place at Christchurch mosque leaving multiple casualties.

2:58 pm: Witness interview at the scene

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

This is the second mosque where unconfirmed reports of a second shooting have emerged. : 52pm: A witness told 1 NEWS they heard at least 20 shots at the mosque from what sounded like a semi-automatic firearm.

2:47 pm: on stretchers.

Latest police update: "" In response to a serious ongoing incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown. "[2] [2] 2:42 pm: The Bangladesh cricket team were filmed escaping Hagley Park near the first mosque where and shooting has taken place.

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The team were in Hagley Park and have gone back to the Oval.
                            Source: Twitter / Mohammad Isam

2:35 pm: A message from an eyewitness to 1 NEWS says: "My husband was driving he said he took three people to the hospital, one was a little girl all had been shot.

"He wanted to take more he said there was like a dozen people just lying on the road." 2:32 pm: There are multiple reports on social media that their has been a shooting at a second mosque in Linwood

Police are yet to confirm this.

2:31 pm: Linwood Ave is now also in lockdown.

2:30 pm: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being briefed on the unfolding situation and will address it shortly

2:20 pm: Witness at the scene Mohammed Nazir told 1 NEWS he saw three women shot and bleeding on the ground outside the mosque

He rang police for help and climbed a wall to escape.

He had to run in terror in his socks leaving his shoes behind to get o safety

2:18 pm: Police urge anyone in central Christchurch to stay indoors and report any suspicious behavior immediately to 111.

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

2:05 pm: Police are asking people to "please avoid the Deans Avenue area" saying they will give more information soon.

2:04 pm: Three Schools around Hagley Park including Girls High and Christ's College are in lockdown.

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