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Active shooter situation at New Zealand mosque, casualties feared

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Police are responding to an 'active shooter' situation at a here, according to

"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter," Al Jazeera quoted as saying.

reports suggest that a gunman entered a here on Friday and started shooting with an automatic weapon.

"A gunman - dressed in black with a helmet carrying a machine gun - came into the back of the and started firing into the people praying there," Al Jazeera quoted as saying.

People as young as 16 years are reported to have been inside the mosque at the time of firing.

Several casualties are feared, as authorities are yet to confirm the exact figure of deceased or wounded.

Further information is awaited.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 08:12 IST