New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: A Suspect Is Charged, and Details Emerge About Victims

New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: A Suspect Is Charged, and Details Emerge About Victims

 

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in Christ church, New Zealand, on Friday. Officials said a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder. Matthew Abbott for The New York Times

• New Zealand grappled with grief and horror on Saturday, a day after 49 people were shot to death at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The terrorist attack appeared to have been carried out by a white nationalist who posted a racist manifesto online and streamed live video of the killings on Facebook.

• A 28-year-old man from Australia was charged with murder and appeared Saturday morning in a Christchurch courtroom. Court papers identified him as Brenton Harrison Tarrant. The New Zealand police said he would face additional charges. A second man, 18, was charged with “intent to excite hostility or ill-will.”

• Minutes before the shooting began on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was emailed a copy of the manifesto purported to be from the gunman, her office said. Many news outlets and lawmakers also received the email.

Source: NYTimes

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