By Desk FnF | PUBLISHED: 15, Mar 2019, 12:29 pm IST | UPDATED: 15, Mar 2019, 12:29 pm IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shooting and declared it as the darkest day. "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days. It was an unprecedented act of violence," she said.
Police have taken four suspects in custody. "Four people in custody; one woman, three men. We are still looking at the circumstances around it. Let’s not presume that the danger is gone," Mike Bush, New Zealand Police, said.
The police have also warned people to avoid the area and all schools and a hospital were put in lockdown.
Eyewitnesses have reported running for their lives to escape the shooter. Unverified footage purportedly taken by the shooter has emerged, suggesting he filmed as he shot victims.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh cricket tour of New Zealand has been called off.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, "Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch. Both teams, staff and match officials are safe and ICC fully supports the decision to cancel the Test match."
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