NZealand police warn of ‘distressing’ mosque shooting footage

An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a New Zealand police officer walking past ambulances at a hospital following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. – At least one gunman who targeted crowded mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch killed a number of people, police said, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing the shooting as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”. (Photo by Laurent FIEVET / TV New Zealand / AFP) 

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) — New Zealand police warned that “extremely distressing footage” existed relating to a deadly mosque shooting in Christchurch on Friday, and urged that it not be shared.

“Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online,” New Zealand police said in a Twitter post.

“We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.”

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