CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Many individuals had been killed in a mass capturing at a mosque within the New Zealand metropolis of Christchurch on Friday, a witness mentioned.

Police haven’t but described the dimensions of the capturing however urged folks in central Christchurch to remain indoors.

And New Zealand media reported a capturing at a second mosque in a Christchurch suburb.

Witness Len Peneha mentioned he noticed a person wearing black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch at about 1:45 p.m. after which heard dozens of pictures, adopted by folks working from the mosque in terror.

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Peneha, who lives subsequent door to the mosque, mentioned the gunman ran out of the mosque, dropped what seemed to be a semi-automatic weapon in Peneha’s driveway, and fled.

Peneha mentioned he then went into the mosque to try to assist.

“I noticed lifeless folks in all places. There have been three within the hallway, on the door main into the mosque, and folks contained in the mosque,” he mentioned. “It’s unbelievable nutty. I don’t perceive how anybody might do that to those folks, to anybody. It’s ridiculous.”

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He mentioned he helped about 5 folks get better in his house. He mentioned one was barely injured.

“I’ve lived subsequent door to this mosque for about 5 years and the persons are nice, they’re very pleasant,” he mentioned. “I simply don’t perceive it.”

He mentioned the gunman was white and was carrying a helmet with some type of gadget on high, giving him a military-type look.

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