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New Zealand Charges Main Shooter in Mosque Attack with Murder

New Zealand Charges Main Shooter in Mosque Attack with Murder

The main suspect in New Zealand's worst peacetime mass shooting meant to continue the rampage before he was caught by police, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday (March 16).

New Zealand's prime minister vowed Saturday to toughen the country's gun laws after revealing the alleged shooter behind Christchurch's mosque attacks had legally bought the five weapons, including two semi-automatic rifles, used in the massacre. Forty-one were killed at the al-Noor mosque, while seven died at the Linwood mosque. An eighth victim died at the hospital.

New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said on March 16, the morning after the massacre, that authorities have no information about any imminent threats in the country but that everyone should continue to be vigilant in the wake of mass shootings at two mosques.

"The individual charged was in custody 36 minutes from receiving the first call", she said.

Officers arrested two others following the attacks and are now working to establish whether they had any involvement in the terror attacks against the Muslim community in New Zealand.

He appeared to have live-streamed the terror attack in Christchurch and outlined his anti-immigrant motives in a manifesto posted online.

In a news conference on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stressed that families that lost a loved one - particularly one they were dependent on - are entitled to compensation for several years.

Canada's monthly job growth exceeds United States , stifles rate cut calls
More young Canadians, between the ages of 15 and 24 years old, found work last month as youth employment gained 28,600 positions. The jobless rate, meanwhile, stayed flat at 5.8 per cent despite the job surge because more people were looking for work, too.

"I want to send our condolences to those impacted by the heinous attacks in New Zealand", Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said in a statement released Friday. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) CEO David White said, "This isn't about cricket; it's about something much bigger and much more important than that".

Ali also called Trump "a racist", as other critics have based on the president's comment that both sides were to blame in a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. A fourth person detained in the aftermath of the attack was later determined to be an armed bystander who wanted to help police.

He did not request bail and was taken into custody until his next court appearance which is scheduled for April 5.

Ms Ardern, who arrived in Christchurch Saturday, said the shooter was not on any watchlist and did not have a criminal record. She said authorities were working to ensure that bodies could be identified and repatriated quickly to allow for proper Muslim burials. Vehicles are prohibited, but people can walk closer to the mosques where the shooting happened on Friday.

However, more than 400 people were at the Al Noor Majid Mosque in Christchurch at the time of the shooting. The news organization reported the manager of a gym where Tarrant was employed said he began traveling overseas in 2011. "There is a dimming of enlightenment in many parts of the world".

"It's a fine line between telling the children this is the reality of it", he said, "and not exposing them to the true nature of humanity that can lead to this sort of thing".

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