Noor mosque on Deans Avenue. Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hosp
ital. Both of the mosques targeted in the attacks are in Christchurch city center. Police placed the two locations on lockdown.
Two improvised explosive devices were attached to a vehicle as part of the attack. One device has been disabled and authorities are working on the other.
”This goes to the seriousness of the situation,” Bush said.
A number of weapons were also recovered at both the Linwood and Deans Avenue locations.
Police were still treating the incident as ongoing into Friday evening local time and u
rged Christchurch residents to stay indoors and monitor the police website and social media.
Mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand
The situation was also considered not limited to Christchurch, and Bush asked “anyone who
was thinking of going to a mosque anywhere in New Zealand today not to go. To close your doors until you hear from us again.”