'He leaped on someone to save them': stories of Kiwi massacre victims

Tamim Iqbal

Bush also said that two people arrested around the time suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant was apprehended are not believed to have been involved in the attacks on two mosques Friday. He says 36 victims remain hospitalized, with two of them in critical condition.

The death toll from the mosque terror attacks in Christchurch has risen to 50, New Zealand police commissioner confirmed on Sunday morning.

Police said three people were in custody including a man in his late 20s who's been charged with murder.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday wrote to his New Zealand counterpart expressing his deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims.

The victim can not be named by order of the court.

"They may take our innocence but we will show the world the meaning of love and compassion", said one note taped to flowers left on a road divider.

One man at the second mosque in the suburb of Linwood was hailed for distracting and confronting the shooter, preventing further deaths.

Condemning the terror strike, Ardern had described it as a "terror attack" and said it "appears to have been well planned". The gunmen came from the back side. None of them had been on any security watch lists prior to the attack, officials said.

Church services for victims of the attack were held around the country, including at Christchurch's "Cardboard Cathedral", a temporary structure built after much of the central city was destroyed in a 2011 natural disaster.

The video footage showed a man driving to the mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people present inside.

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Police have arrested an Australian citizen in relation to the massacre. The Senator later took to Twitter to further express his opinions.

CNN has not been able to independently confirm any information about the attackers or the alleged video.

At least 49 people were killed in Friday's attack.

The killing spree was apparently live streamed on Facebook for 17 minutes by the gunman who also posted a 74-page manifesto on social media. It was not signed. Children are among the 48 people being treated for gunshot wounds.

A friend of Wasseim's, Carolyne Phillips, who was at the hospital with him, said he had undergone surgery for a perforated bowel, an injury to his pelvis and to get shrapnel and bone out of his hip socket.

Tarrant reportedly made a "white power" hand gesture during his court appearance. He will be in custody until April 5, according to the High Court in Christchurch.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Pacific Area Presidency also released a statement of support for Muslim communities and all others impacted by the Christchurch shootings.

Bush paid tribute to police officers who responded to the scene and who had the grim task of assisting the wounded and detaining the gunman.

Tarrant is an Australian citizen who was living in the southern city of Dunedin at the time of the attack, Prime Minister Ardern said.

She repeated the messages she has heard from survivors: "This is not the New Zealand they know". He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia and had not drawn the attention of the intelligence community for extremist views.

He says one of those people has been released and the other has been charged with firearms offences.

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