As stated by Police Commissioner Mike Bush
Police continue to respond to an ongoing serious and tragic firearms incident in Christchurch.
The incident remains fluid and information is still coming to hand.
We can confirm that Police have been dealing with two shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, one at Deans Avenue and one at Linwood Avenue. Those locations remain locked down.
We can confirm there have been a number of fatalities. We cannot at this stage confirm the precise number but it is significant.