Four in custody following NZ mosque shooting

Brenda Watkins
March 18, 2019

In a livestream video that appears to show the shooting, the suspected gunman tells people to "subscribe to PewDiePie".

At least 49 people have died in the massacres at two mosques in Christchurch today.'s Mara Montalbano has more.

Before the attack, it's believed the shooter published a 74 page manifesto online, in which he said he was inspired by Norway mass murderer Anders Breivik.

After 49 lives were lost in this senseless attack, police also found improvised explosive devices strapped to vehicles, according to Buzzfeed News.

"Just heard news of the devastating reports from Christchurch, New Zealand" he said.

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Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg famously known as PewDiePie, known for his YouTube video content has expressed his utter disgust at the terrorist taking his name before committing the terror attack, at a Friday congregation in downtown New Zealand. PewDiePie himself has responded for the mentioning of his name by the terrorist.

The 29-year-old YouTuber - whose real name is Felix Kjellberg - has 89 million subscribers to his channel. "My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy", he added.

After the reports surfaced, there were several reasonable people who started to tweet in PewDiePie's favour and condemned the actions. There was a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque, about two miles east of the Deans Avenue building, that PM Ardern said, killed 10 people.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said one of the suspects in the "rightwing extremist attack" was an Australian-born citizen.

"What happened last night in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a tragedy and I echo the sentiment of all Americans, in wishing love and healing for all those impacted", she said in a statement.

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