New Zealand's Healthcare Charity Says Sent 20 Vehicles To Christchurch Shooting Scene

New Zealand's Healthcare Charity Says Sent 20 Vehicles to Christchurch Shooting Scene

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) New Zealand's charitable healthcare organization St John said 20 of its ambulance cars and operational vehicles had been working on the scene of a firearms incident in the center of the city of Christchurch amid reports about several mass shootings in the city.

"St John was notified of a firearms incident in Central Christchurch at 1.53pm Friday afternoon [00:53 GMT on Saturday].

We have approximately 20 emergency ambulances and operational vehicles at scene providing support and will continue to update you as information comes to hand," the charity said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, the police said that one person was in custody after mass shootings at two locations in Christchurch amid media reports about attacks on two mosques and the city hospital. The police said there have been multiple fatalities as a result of the incident.

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