Victims rise to 50 in Christchurch mosque attacks, 1 suspect left

A relative of one of the victims

A relative of one of the victims

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques during midday prayers on Friday and dozens more were wounded, some critically.

Tarrant was handcuffed and wearing a white prison jumpsuit when he walked into the courtroom.

He has so far been charged with one count of murder, although judge Paul Kellar said it's "reasonable to assume" that more charges will follow, after yesterday's deadly shooting.

Tarrant, of New South Wales, obtained a gun license in November 2017 and started buying the weapons he used Friday about a month later, Ardern said.

Her fellow countrymen seemed to want to prove her right by volunteering acts of kindness. In other online forums, people discussed Muslim food restrictions as they prepared to drop off meals for those affected.

"New Zealanders are devastated", Jackson said in a statement to Variety.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the country's firearms regulations would change following the violent attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

"Love always wins over hate". Kiwis stand united in our love and support for our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.

He also reached out to the Muslim community in Christchurch and in New Zealand.

Police also arrested an 18-year-old man as a result of their preliminary investigation into the attack. "If we could have [stopped it], we absolutely would have", she told reporters on Sunday. One victim died in hospital.

The police initially said that four people had been detained in the wake of the attacks.

People have also been laying flowers outside of mosques in other parts of New Zealand in solidarity with the victims and their famlies.

Spokesman Mohammad Faisal? in his latest tweet Sunday said Zeeshan Raza, his father Ghulam Hussain and mother Karam Bibi are now confirmed to have killed in the terrorist attack in Christchurch.

Her husband Farid Uddin survived the attack. The couple was due to fly out Sunday. They have not heard from him since.

Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque.

But the stream, lasting 17 minutes, was shared repeatedly on YouTube and Twitter, and internet platforms were scrambling to remove videos being reposted of the gruesome scenes. - AP A woman photographs messages posted on a wall at the Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Neighboring Australia has virtually banned semi-automatic rifles from private ownership since a lone gunman killed 35 people with assault rifles in 1996. He also had more assault weapons in the trunk of his auto, along with what appeared to be explosives.

Police said they had released a preliminary list of the victims to families, which has helped give closure to some relatives who were waiting for any news. Abdi said his family thought Mucad had most likely died at the mosque.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday.

"This is one of New Zealand's darkest days", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had said.

Tarrant is scheduled to appear in court again on April 5. But it has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world. She said she lost five family friends, including a 12-year-old boy, in the attack.

"We need to ban some semi-automatics, perhaps all of them", he clarified.

The video showed a man driving to the Al Noor mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people with a semi-automatic rifle.