New Zealand Prime Minister Speaks About Deadly Mass Shooting

UPDATE: As of 2:34 a.m. EDT, the Prime Minister has confirmed at least 40 people were killed and over 20 more were seriously injured in the shootings. Four people have been arrested. Authorities say they had to defuse a number of explosive devices attached to vehicles after the shootings.


(Christchurch, New Zealand) -- New Zealand's prime minister is calling the shootings at two mosques unprecedented acts of violence for the country.

Police have confirmed multiple deaths from the shootings in Christchurch. One person is in custody, but it's possible there are other gunmen involved.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this is one of New Zealand's darkest days. Ardern said many of the victims are likely migrants and possibly refugees who chose New Zealand as their home.

She said the person who committed the shootings has no place in the country.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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