Mass Shootings in my hometown, Christchurch NZ


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New Zealand
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 14, 2019 - 10:48pm PT
This is an account of the situation:

"Sources indicate that multiple casualties have occurred at the Masjid Al Noor near Deans Ave and Palazzo Ln due to a mass shooting. The specific number of deaths and injuries at the mosque have not been initially released, although media sources have said that between nine and 30 people were killed at the two mosques, the other mosque being the Linwood Masjid on Linwood Ave near Buckleys Rd. Dozens of others have reportedly been injured. Police have arrested at least four suspects, although additional suspects remain at large. Christchurch residents have been advised to remain indoors as the search continues. Police have also advised the public to avoid all mosques across the country as a precaution. Follow police instructions and avoid the area."

I left Christchurch for Blenheim in March 2011 after a major earthquake killed around 160 people. While I'm obviously physically safe, my thoughts are chaotic at best

Trad climber
Mar 14, 2019 - 11:52pm PT
My sincerest condolences. It does sound tragic. There is no sense to this. My thoughts as well as many others are with you. I hope you don't feel (input a word) but at this time you might.


New Zealand
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2019 - 11:52pm PT
I can now confirm that 40 people were shot dead. Obviously, that toll could rise in the coming hours and days.


Social climber
Los Angeles
Mar 15, 2019 - 12:43am PT
Hi Avery,

'm sorry that your hometown has been struck by this senseless and horrific attack. Please stay safe and take care.

New Zealand
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2019 - 01:48am PT
The latest report is 49 shot dead. This is a landmark day for NZ, for all the wrong reasons
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Mar 15, 2019 - 02:10am PT
I have been aware since the 1st news briefs
a horror show~
feel free to post here Avery
we are a human race that at present times is disgraceful
I have children who I shield this from
& I'm up early to pre-set what they watch to start a very important weekend for them
I need them to feel strong safe & confident

Alex Hanold
His movie Free Solo
will be what is on to start this morning

Blessings and healing light sent to all

Christ Church, know that We are standing In Solidarity


Mar 15, 2019 - 02:18am PT
I hear you, Avery. That sucks.

I have no tolerance for bullies and bigots. They bear no reflection upon a society. Nor does a rabid dog.

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Mar 15, 2019 - 05:15am PT
Early reporting was saying Trump was referenced multiple times in the 74 page manifesto. Not hearing that anymore.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:08am PT
Sad news, Avery. I thought guns were banned in NZ? I guess not, but very restricted. R.I.P the Victims.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:41am PT
My thoughts and condolences are with the people of New Zealand,

Trad climber
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:47am PT
My condolences, Avery.


Social climber
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:52am PT
hey there say, Avery... no words, just no words to say enough for all those
folks, that died, or for their loved ones, and friends...

thank you for sharing, as, somehow perhaps just being in your corner,
at this time, we can help you be strong as to your country and home town, and

prayers for all concerned...
for help...
though, we all wish help had been there AT the time...

*i knew a gal from christchurch, as well, i will go see how she is,
at another forum...

my condolences as to all those concerned, :(


Trad climber
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:53am PT
What a horrible,horrible thing.

Mar 15, 2019 - 08:10am PT
Definition of Evil:
That which perpetuates prejudice

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Mar 15, 2019 - 10:27am PT
Avery, this is heartbreaking. How such hate could exist in a person is not comprehensible to me.
Take good care of yourself. Phyl
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Mar 15, 2019 - 10:55am PT
Is linking to this shooter's manifesto inappropriate?

Not asking for self or for here at ST but as a free speech issue.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 15, 2019 - 10:57am PT
No, what possible good could it do?

The state of quantum flux
Mar 15, 2019 - 11:01am PT
My condolences, Avery, to your countrymen and women (and children) who have suffered this tragedy, and to the Muslim community there, and for the heartbreak and pain at the hands of those who proffer from or practice such malevolence.

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Mar 15, 2019 - 11:01am PT
It seems several news organizations have indicated that (just) linking to this manifesto furthers his cause.

state of being
Mar 15, 2019 - 11:07am PT
Mentioning that it is an alt-right, white supremacist manifesto should suffice.
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