People brought to hospital in New Zealand after reports of shooting in Christchurch

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Published on March 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:44s

People brought to hospital in New Zealand after reports of shooting in Christchurch

Emergency services in New Zealand push stretchers carrying people into hospital after reports that several shots had been fired at a Christchurch mosque.

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People brought to hospital in New Zealand after reports of shooting in Christchurch

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New Zealand police deployed armed officers in central Christchurch on Friday (March 15) after reports that several shots had been fired, police said, and witnesses at a mosque told media of several casualties.

People in center of the city should stay indoors, police said.

Police officials did not immediately comment on whether the incident took place in the mosque or nearby.

There is no official confirmation on casualties.

Media said shots had been fired near a mosque and a witness told broadcaster One News that he had seen three people lying on the ground, bleeding outside the building.

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