BREAKING: Police have confirmed there have been "multiple fatalities" in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
Several hundred people are believed to have been inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue when a gunman opened fire at 1.40pm local time (11.40am AEDT).
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A man told stuff.co.nz they heard multiple shots before police swarmed the area.
- The shooting happened at Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park at 1.40pm Friday local time