Watch: Christchurch mosque shooting - Four in custody

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Police have spoken to media after the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch today and have confirmed four people are in custody.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has just finished speaking to media.

Watch the full media conference here:


There have been two shooting incidents - at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed there have been "multiple fatalities" at multiple locations. A man is said to have fired hundreds of rounds at the Hagley Park mosque using an automatic weapon.

All Christchurch schools, Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch City Council buildings have been placed into lockdown. Multiple roads in the city, including Blenhein Rd, Moorhouse Ave and Brougham St, have been closed.

Mosques across the country have been told to shut their doors, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was clear this was "one of New Zealand's darkest days".