Stressed police officers are ordering people to stay away from Hagley Park, after a shooting was reported at a nearby mosque.
It's not known how many people were injured in the shooting but a witness told Newshub they heard 29 shots fired.
It's also not known whether the shooter is still on the loose, but police aren't taking any chances.
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Deans Rd in Christchurch, the main road accessing Hagley Park, has been cordoned off by police officers. The interior, private road in Hagley Park is also blocked.
Newshub's Thomas Mead says police have told people to "get out".
"People have been trying to walk up the park to see what's been happening and they've been told in no uncertain terms, to get out," he said during a breaking live report on Newshub.
"Screaming at them, move as quickly as you possibly can. They look agitated, they look stressed."
It's believed a second shooting has occurred at a mosque in Linwood.
All Christchurch schools have been put into urgent lockdown.
Shocking footage which appears to show a 15-year-old girl writhing around in agony on ground after being set upon by a gang of up to 15 teenagers.
Crying Molly Spencer – who was taken to hospital with swelling to her forehead – can be seen surrounded by jeering children as she tries to fight off her alleged attackers and shouts, ‘it’s not fair!’.
Her ‘heartbroken’ mum Faye Forbes Spencer said her daughter was devastated by the incident in Billingham, Co Durham, after previously being bullied at school about the colour of her skin.
Mrs Forbes Spencer, a mother of four, told 'This girl pulled her hair and Molly hit back.
'Then others were pulling at her until she fell backwards and then they booted her in the face before the same girl pinned her down again while others were again repeatedly kicking her.
This insane CCTV footage was shot in front of a brothel in Brazil. You can see the half naked lawyer stumble outside of the establishment as his assailant perseus him. Watch for a black figure, which looks like the assailant's shadow, detach itself and seem to crawl under the motorbike as the lawyer is stabbed to death. FREAKY!
Unfortunately there is no info at all about what the details are, the video shows 3 armed thugs robbing random people in the street. A man in a striped shirt and a man in a suit try and subdue the 3 and a scuffle breaks out. The man in the suit gets hold of a gun and the fire fight starts. 3 thugs meet their maker. AMAZING FOOTAGE!
"A video that started circulating on social networks on Tuesday shows Victor Junqueira, 24, assaulting his ex-girlfriend, lawyer Luciana Sinzimbra, 26. Victor is a pilot and son of the former mayor of Anápolis.
The images, recorded by Luciana with a hidden camera, show the victim crying and trying to dodge the ex-boyfriend's aggressions, which included punching, tapping and hanging. Luciana tried to talk and asked him to stop, in vain: "I'll beat you more," replied the pilot.
The case happened in the early hours of December 14, 2018, but only came to the public after the video began circulating on social networks on Tuesday. The assaults are being investigated by the Specialized Police Station in Assistance to Women (Deam) in Goiânia."
Brazil-A 14-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday afternoon (25) at Maria Farinha Beach, in Paulista, Metropolitan Region of Recife. Both were seized in flagrante, hours after crime, by the Delegation of Maria Farinha.
The mother, stepfather and boyfriend of the dead girl at the Instituto Médico Legal (IML) in Santo Amaro, recognize the body on its night of this Tuesday. They reported that the assaults had had a relationship with the victim in the past and, with the end of the novel, began to persecute and harass her constantly.
At the time of a case, the victim lived with his father and grandmother in the neighborhood of Caxangá, in the West Zone of Recife. Peak of the relationship, she arrived two months away from home, to the desperation of the family. To return to your home, that is not far away with the side of the girl, which has been an aggressive agent with part of the ex.
The two teenagers were held by people on the beach and the police were deployed. The pilot for the apprehension was the delegate of the locality, Alvaro Muniz. He claims that the crime is still under investigation, but it is clearly a double-qualified homicide: for having no chance of defense and for the use of cruelty.
Footage of a robber using one of his victims as human shield started being shared through social media. The event allegedly took place on Cuba street, when an unidentified male used a woman as a shield when he was trying to flee the scene.
The man leaves the woman and dashes out of the store only to be gunned down by officers, one agent was injured due to the cross fire.
Black guy who just got shot in the neck live streams his trip to the hospital as he admits he has no intentions on telling the police who is shooter was because he plans on handling it himself "in the streets."
Mi Nidito staff and customers held back an armed man on Wednesday, July 12, after he attempted to rob the popular South Tucson restaurant. Two employees were stabbed during the scuffle. Neither sustained life-threatening injuries.
Four people were killed and four others were injured after a gunman opened fire during Mass inside a Catholic cathedral in southeast Brazil on Tuesday, officials said.
The gunman ended up killing himself, officials said.
Officials said the unidentified man, armed with a pistol and a .38 caliber revolver, entered the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city about 60 miles north of Sao Paulo, the Folha de S. Paulo reported.
Globo News reported the man walked to the front of the church during Mass and opened fire. Then he turned the gun on himself, the military police told the newspaper.
Two teenagers apparently brandishing fake guns attempted to rob a 7-Eleven in Gardena, Calif. and ended up getting shot by a security guard. Viral surveillance footage of the shooting shows the two suspects with weapons in hand as they motion towards a clerk behind the cash register.
The attempted robbery occurred last month, but the footage went viral after it was uploaded to YouTube on January 11.
The world has had no shortage of violent criminals, deranged murders, and serial killers. This bunch of infamous killers were eventually captured and sentenced to death. As is "customary" they were offered a chance to speak some final words before being executed. What would you say in the final moments before death?
Rodrigo Maia,a 27 yo Rede Gazeta journalist has been caught on camera fighting with Nildo Ferreira,his 69yo neighbour ,over a noise complaint.
They have been quarreling for few minutes,then,the elderly tries to kick and push away the journalist from the elevator door,causing his rampage.
According to Maia, his elderly neighbour has been annoying him with unjustified noise complaints since more than a year,and he has even filed a lawsuit and demanded a compensation of 10.000 Brazil Real (2560 USD roughly).
The video shows two Uber passengers (two women) attacking cars with their heels and assaulting onlookers after the driver threw them out of the cab for vomiting. The video, shared on Facebook, was filmed in an In-N-Out Burger car park in Hollywood.