New York rapper Nas is sending only positive thoughts and prayers to New Zealand following a headline-generating mass terrorist attack. Nasir Jones relied on the power of social media to speak out on the horrific tragedy.
— SOHH (@sohh) March 15, 2019
According to reports, the shocking Friday attack resulted in nearly 100 victims.
At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, in a carefully planned and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspects held “extremist views” that have no place in New Zealand or the world. The attacks targeted two mosques in central Christchurch at lunchtime local time Friday. (CNN)
At least one person went into custody and claimed more attacks were planned.
A law enforcement official told CBS News on Friday morning that the prime shooting suspect in custody, the Australian man who has been charged with murder, claimed other individuals were planning additional attacks on mosques in New Zealand. There was no further information available on his claim. New Zealand police have said that three other individuals were initially taken into custody. One of them was quickly released and police were still trying to determine what role, if any, the other two people had in the attack. (CBS News)
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