The gunman spends more than two minutes inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, spraying terrified worshippers with bullets again and again, sometimes re-firing at people he has already cut down. Mazharuddin said that people all around him, including his friends, were shot and bleeding heavily, and that it took ambulances about half an hour to get there.
At least 49 people were killed at two mosques full of worshipers attending Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand. "It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community and friendship".
Police later said three people were in custody including one man in his late 20s who had been charged with murder.
In the manifesto, seen by SBS News, the man who identifies as Brenton Tarrant said he "only arrived in New Zealand to live temporarily whilst I planned and trained" but then made a decision to carry out an attack there. "It is beyond belief that something like this should happen in our city and in New Zealand".
I have spoken this evening to the mayor of Christchurch and I intend to speak this evening to the Imam.
All of this was to send a message to Muslims that they are not welcome, they can never be part of the societies they live in, and that they will be harmed if they stay, whether they are citizens or not.
New Zealand historically has had only a handful of mass shootings events.
Ms Sturgeon visited a mosque in Glasgow on Friday afternoon, and a vigil took place in the city centre later.
We are a proud nation of more than 200 ethnicities, 160 languages, and amongst said diversity, we share common values and the one we place the currency on right now and tonight is our compassion and the support for the community of those directly affected by this tragedy and secondly, the strongest possibly condemnation of the ideology of the people who did this.
'We stand in solidarity with the people of Christchurch.
President Donald Trump also tweeted, writing: "My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the awful massacre in the Mosques". 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. "They may even be refugees here", Prime Minister Ardern reportedly said. He also confirmed that one of the suspects now in custody is an Australian citizen. Organizer Saima Jamal said news of the attacks, and video that was initially shared online, left her "shaking uncontrollably".
"We urge tolerance, inclusion and respect for all people", he said in a statement.
Berman and Kayyem's remarks were instantly attacked on Twitter, with netizens calling CNN's implicit claim that Trump was somehow to blame for the attack "disgusting", and insisting that the president has always condemned white supremacism.
The Muslim Community Center, which operates a mosque on the North Side and schools in Morton Grove and Skokie, said in a statement that it planned to hire extra security patrols and advised its members, "Please be vigilant by keeping your eyes and ears open and being aware of your surroundings".
"He [had] a big gun, and a lot of pellets, and he came through and he started shooting everyone in the mosque, like everywhere", he said. "I couldn't get to him because that was where directly the gunfire was coming from", she said.