Bangladesh team escape in New Zealand mosque shooting; six killed

'Shots fired' near mosque in New Zealand

Medical personnel transport a man outside a mosque Friday in central Christchurch, New Zealand, where police warned of mass shootings.

All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, New Zealand are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city.

Mario Villavarayen, strength and conditioning coach of the Bangladesh cricket team said the players were shaken up, but fine.

"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter", police said in a statement.

In response to a serious ongoing firearms incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown.

Bangladesh's performance and strategic analyst Shrinivas tweeted about the escape.

Armed police have been deployed in the city near where the shots were fired in Hagley Park at about 1.45pm local time.

Shootings were reported at the Al Noor Mosque, the Linwood Masjid mosque and Christchurch Hospital.

Player Tamim Iqbal tweeted that it was a "frightening experience" and that there were "active shooters".

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According to New Zealand Herald, a New Zealand Cricket spokesperson described the incident as an "unfolding situation", on being questioned whether the match will take place as scheduled after the incident.

A number of local schools are also in a state of lockdown as people are urged not to travel within the vicinity of the city centre.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it's "one of New Zealand's darkest days" after multiple fatalities at the two mosques.

Bangladesh have been touring New Zealand since last month.

"They were devastated and terrified and I saw guys who were from the mosque covered in blood sitting in ambulances".

Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch, an official told AFP.

One man said the scene at the mosque was chaotic.

Police at the cordon around a shooting incident in central Christchurch. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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