New Zealand PM Says Got "Manifesto" From Gunman "9 Minutes Before Attack"

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A police commissioner said the additional death was discovered as bodies were being removed from the two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch.

In a statement, Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama also expressed his shock at the shooting and sympathy for the victims. "To see so many innocent lives taken so callously and cruelly in this place of sanctuary is totally unacceptable". Vehicles are prohibited, but people can walk closer to the mosques where the shooting happened on Friday. Another seven people were killed at Linwood mosque and one more person died later at Christchurch Hospital.

Mr Bush said police, pathologists and coroners were working to ensure families could claim their loved ones as soon as possible.

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

"In the midst of this terrible atrocity this is the hope we can cling to, peace-loving and free people all around the world", he said. "Just because a lot of people are killed on the roads we don't ban cars. We want to lay them to rest". In it, he identified himself as Tarrant and said he was a 28-year-old Australian and white supremacist who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims.

A four-year-old girl is among those fighting for their lives after the New Zealand mosque massacre.

The two-year-old boy was reported to be in stable condition, as was the 13-year-old.

Hungry for any news, families and friends of the victims gathered at the city's Hagley College, near the hospital. "If we could have [stopped it], we absolutely would have", she told reporters on Sunday. This is not something that we expected to see in our environment.

"I think the public should be assured that we train for this, hoping we never, ever have to respond", he said.

Three individuals had been arrested by the law enforcement in the wake of the attacks, the prime minister continued, adding that one of them, an Australian national, would appear in court later on Saturday, charged with murder.

He confirmed all victims were connected with the mosques.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news conference Sunday. "Mosques are welcome to open their doors if they choose to do so".

Dirie's family had fled war-torn Somalia in the mid-1990s as refugees and settled down in New Zealand. "New Zealand is home for all of us, and this despicable act will not change that feeling of closeness in us".

Tarrant is set to appear before New Zealand's High Court on April 5. He showed no expression as District Court Judge Paul Kellar read one charge of murder to him.

The prime minister that he would be charged and tried in New Zealand. But the 87-page document, also posted on social media just before the shooting began, was filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim screeds.

On Monday, government officials plan to hold a cabinet meeting which will "focus on the ease with which legal weapons can be modified to become military-style assault rifles, which are more strictly controlled". I also pay tribute to the emergency services and volunteers who are providing support to those who have been injured.

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