Christchurch, Mar 15, 2019 : Twenty seven people were killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. Media reports suggest that at least 20 shots were fired and nearly 50 people have been injured, Zeenews reported.
The Bangladesh cricket team was present at the Hagley Park mosque when the incident took place.
Cricketer Tamim Iqbal Khan took to Twitter and said, "Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack"
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shooting and declared it as the darkest day.
Police have taken a suspect in the custody. They have also warned people to avoid the area and all schools and a hospital were put in lockdown.
Eyewitnesses have reported running for their lives to escape the shooter. Unverified footage purportedly taken by the shooter has emerged, suggesting he filmed as he shot victims.