Christchurch shootings: Stories of heroism emerge from attacks

Christchurch Shooting

Stories of heroism have emerged from Friday’s attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people died and dozens were wounded.

A worshipper says he confronted the gunman and threw a credit card reader at him.

Two police officers, one of them armed with only a handgun, chased and arrested Brenton Tarrant, 28.

The suspect had explosives in his car and was planning more attacks that day, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

She has called the killings “an act of terror”. Later on Monday, her cabinet is to discuss changing the country’s gun laws.

Investigators have been examining the bodies, which are due be returned to relatives for burial by Wednesday.

Tributes have been paid for the victims while some 34 people remain in hospital, including a four-year-old girl who is in a critical condition… [see more]

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