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Multiple people dead in Christchurch mosque shooting: NZ media

AFP  |  Christchurch 

Multiple people were killed and several injured Friday when a gunman opened fire at a crowded during afternoon prayers in the city of Christchurch, media reported.

reported up to six people were dead, and the South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an "active shooter".

"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in with an active shooter," police said in a statement.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 08:30 IST