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The Latest: 2nd mosque shooting reported in New Zealand

The Latest: 2nd mosque shooting reported in New Zealand

March 14, 2019 10:49 PM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - The Latest on shootings at mosques in New Zealand (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

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New Zealand media say a shooting has occurred in a second mosque in the city of Christchurch.

No details were immediately available.

Earlier Friday afternoon, police had urged people to stay indoors as authorities responded to a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque.

A neighbor described mass casualties inside the mosque and said he saw the gunman flee.

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3 p.m.

A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Police have not described the scale of the Friday shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors.

Witness Len Peneha says he saw a man dressed in black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror.

He says he also saw the gunman flee before emergency services arrived.

Peneha says he went into the mosque to try and help: "I saw dead people everywhere."

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