A WHITE supremacist shooter scrawled names and bizarre symbols over his chilling arsenal of weapons before unleashing horrific massacre. At least 4
A WHITE supremacist shooter scrawled names and bizarre symbols over his chilling arsenal of weapons before unleashing horrific massacre.
At least 40 people were killed and another 20 injured when two gunmen opened fire on two Muslim mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand – with one live-streaming the massacre on Facebook.
One of the gunmen, calling himself Brenton Tarrant on social media, filmed himself firing more than 100 shots at those inside the Al Noor Mosque on Friday afternoon local time.
He filmed himself preparing for the massacre in his car, wearing military-style body armour and helmet that read “let’s get this party started”.
One the guns used in the horrific attack was scrawled with the names of past mass killers and cities where other shootings had unfolded.
The shooter posted a vile 73-page manifesto online, claiming he had carried out the attack to “take a stand to ensure a future for my people”.
What we know so far:
- Two gunmen opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, at 1.40pm local time on Friday
- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 40 were killed and 20 injured in the shootings
- One of the gunmen live-streamed the deadly attack on Facebook using a GoPro in footage too distressing to show
- It was posted on a Facebook page belonging to Brenton Tarrant
- It is understood the killer is an Australian-Brit who published a chilling 94-page manifesto before the rampage
- Cops have arrested three men and a woman – with one found wearing a suicide vest
- The Bangladesh cricket team were at one of the mosques and escaped the shooting
- Cops defused improvised explosives found on nearby booby-trapped cars
- New Zealand cops have warned “let’s not presume the danger has gone”
In the rambling message, he also wrote the shooting was “to take revenge for Ebba Akerlund”.
The 12-year-old Swedish girl had been murdered in the Stockholm lorry attack at the hands of asylum seeker Rakhmat Akilov, from Uzbekistan, in April 2017.
Three men and one woman are in custody following the shootings at Masjid Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid Mosque in Christchurch at around 1.40pm local time.
Names of 18th century admirals were also scrawled on the ammo, including that of Dmitry Senyavin, a Russian admiral who was known as one of the greatest seamen during the Napoleonic Wars.
16th century Italian aristocrat Marcantonio Colonna, who is known for his role as the admiral of the Papal fleet in the Battle of Lepanto, was also named as well as British admiral Edward Codrington, who was involved in the Battle of Trafalgar.
He fired automatic weapons as people ran for their lives and executed people at point blank range – including one girl who lied on the floor screaming for help.
The shooter – believed to be a 27-year-old Australian with British parents – also published a chilling 94 page manifesto online explaining why he had done it.
The video was published on the Facebook account of a man named Brenton Tarrant – and this profile has since been removed.
The names of the gunmen have not yet been confirmed by police.
In twisted footage, the gunman says “let’s get this party started” as he drives up to a mosque playing loud music.
He also says “Remember lads, subscribe to pewdiepie”, referencing the controversial YouTuber.
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Following the shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it is “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
In a press conference, Police Commissioner Mike Bush warned police in the city and elsewhere will be carrying guns for the next week or so.
Mr Bush said “there have been some absolute acts of bravery” in the arrests of the four attackers as he confirmed a “significant” amount of casualties.