A white supremacist shooter is believed to have filmed himself gunning down dozens of worshippers at a mosque in New Zealand while streaming the massacre online.
The gunman entered the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch about 1.30pm on Friday during afternoon prayers and opened fire.
The distressing video streamed on his Facebook shows the man, believed to be a 28-year-old Australian, firing more than 100 shots at those inside.
His guns, including the semi-automatic shotgun he used, were scrawled with the names of past mass killers and cities where the shootings occurred.
Daily Mail Australia is waiting for verification from police before naming the gunman. The gunman rampage began when he got into his car wearing military-style body armour and a helmet saying ’let’s get this party started’.
He then drove to the mosque listening to folk music and military tunes before parking in an alley around the corner.
After retrieving one of at least six guns stored in his car, he walked up to the front door and began firing indiscriminately at worshippers inside.
The gunman stormed inside and fired quick bursts and anyone he saw. One wounded man tried to crawl away but was shot again after he calmly reloaded.He fired into crowds of huddled worshipers, sometimes not even looking where he was shooting, reloading numerous times.
When then sound of his gun stopped between magazines, the moaning of wounded people could be heard until the shots began again.
Several times he stood over wounded men, calmly reloaded his gun, then shot them multiple times to make sure they were dead.
The mosque has capacity to hold more than 300 people.
He then walked outside and appeared to fire on at least two targets, then returned to his car and swapped his shotgun for a scoped rifle.
Returning to the mosque he walked over to a pile of dead or wounded men in the room and began shooting them in the head to ensure they were dead.
Once he was satisfied everyone was dead, he ran outside and shot another person he saw on the mosque’s front lawn.The woman stumbled on to the street and was lying face down in the gutter yelling ’help me, help me’ as the shooter walked up to her.
He calmly leaned over her and shot her twice in the head.
The gunmen posted a 87-page manifesto to Twitter before the killings, describing them as a ’terrorist attack’.
In the shooter’s manifesto he mentions being inspired by other shooters including Anders Breivik who killed 77 people in Oslo, Norway in 2011.
He said he ’disliked’ Muslims and hated those who had converted to the religion, calling them ’blood traitors’.The Daily Mail.