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New Zealand mass shooting suspect charged with murder

IANS  |  Christchurch 

A 28-year-old man from appeared in a local court here on Saturday and was charged with in connection with the mass shootings at two mosques in the city.

The suspect identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, appeared before district court here on Saturday morning and was charged with one count of murder, reported.

"There is one charge of brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others," the was quoted as saying by

Tarrant has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 5.

Meanwhile, reiterated to the public on Saturday morning that New Zealand's would be changed in the wake of the terror attacks, reported.

"Our will be changed," said Ardern.

Major public events during the weekend have all been cancelled across as the authorities tightened up security.

At least 49 people were killed and 48 others, including an Indian, injured when at least two gunmen, said to be right-wing extremists, opened indiscriminate fire during Friday prayers at two mosques here on Friday.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 06:30 IST