At least 49 dead after mass shooting in New Zealand

NEW ZELEAND (ABC) – At least 49 people were killed in two shooting attacks on island of New Zealand when a gunman opened fire inside two mosques.

The shootings in Christchurch, categorized as a terrorist attack, included 30 deaths at one mosque, the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern said.

Christchurch Hospital also confirmed it was treating 48 people for gunshot wounds.

The gunman, who was dressed in tactical gear, appeared to livestream video of the shooting on social media, according to New Zealand police, documenting his trip from his vehicle and into the worship center in central Christchurch where he opened fire indiscriminately. The shooter also opened fire in the surrounding area outside of the mosques.

Police said they recovered two improvised explosive devices attached to vehicles in the area. They were disarmed.

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