"While work is being done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun license, and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now - our gun laws will change", she vowed. That's according to Muath Elyan, Mohammed's brother, who said he spoke to Mohammed's wife after the shooting.
Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, seven at a mosque in the Linwood neighborhood and one died in hospital, police said.
There are now four individuals who have been apprehended, but three are connected to this attack who are now in custody, one of which has publicly stated that they were Australian-born. Schools were temporarily put on lockdown in the city, which is the largest on the South Island of New Zealand, with a population of about 400,000.
It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack.
The attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country raised its security threat level to the highest. He said he wants the city's Muslims to know that New Yorkers "truly embrace" them and "have their backs".
Tarrant states in his writings that he took inspiration from many others, but most notably from Anders Breivik, a Norwegian far-right terrorist who killed eight people in an Oslo vehicle bombing in July 2011 in addition to shooting dead 69 other individuals at a summer camp for youth members of Norway's Labor Party.
Communities across the globe are paying their respects to those who lost their lives in Friday's terror attacks in New Zealand.
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A woman who said she was a colleague of his when he worked as a personal trainer in the Australian city of Grafton said she was shocked by the allegations against him.
"Then people started running out".
That Act created a regulation so that anyone over the age of 16, who is a "fit and proper person" and the law defines as "a person of good character who will abide by the Laws of New Zealand", can be legally granted a gun license; which is require in order to buy or own a gun. Friday is Islam's holy day.
Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population, a 2013 census showed.
Two Indonesians, a father and son, were also among those shot and wounded, Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said.
"There were bodies all over", he said.
The New Zealand-Bangladesh third Test match set to be played in Christchurch was cancelled.
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