A horrific shooting at a Christchurch mosque was livestreamed for 17 minutes by the gunman.
Australian police have identified the shooter as Brenton Tarrant – a white, 28-year-old Australian-born man. Twitter has shut down a user account in that name.
The gunman published an online link to a lengthy “manifesto”, which the Herald has chosen not to report.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed an individual taken into custody was an Australian-born citizen. He called him “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”.
Sky News reported that the man’s home town of Grafton was in shock, trying to come to terms with how a “polite, well-mannered young man” came to find himself on a path that led to Christchurch.
He was a student at the local high school and went on to work at a gym, where his former boss said he regularly volunteered his time to train kids for free.
“It’s clear that this is one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reacts to shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. https://t.co/tvvjBBqQBA
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