the additional death become determined as investigators removed our bodies from the two mosques wherein the shootings happened.

Bush delivered that the number of injured had additionally risen to 50, with 36 human beings last hospitalized. The injured include youngsters aged 2 and 4.


more charges predicted

Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-yr-antique Australian guy, has been charged with one count number of murder within the attack, with extra charges expected.

A second taking pictures assault took place on the Linwood Mosque rapidly after.

Tarrant regarded in court docket on Saturday to face his rate. He's scheduled to reappear in court docket on April 5.

Police have now not but showed there was a sole actor behind each attacks, however have suggested that not anything indicates the contrary.

"i'm able to not be pronouncing some thing conclusive until we're sincerely satisfied as to what number of people have been involved," Bush stated. "but we are hoping if you want to supply that recommendation over the following few days."

Tarrant was arrested in his vehicle 36 mins after police acquired the first emergency call.

Bush brought that different individuals who were arrested within the aftermath of the assault with a firearm in their car were not suspected to be involved. One has been released and one remains in custody on firearms fees.

a 3rd character who changed into arrested become now not believed to be concerned within the shootings however will appear on prices which can be "tangential" to the attacks, Bush said.

sufferers listing no longer but public

Bush stated a list of sufferers' names has been shared with households. "This isn't always a proper listing, and we can be not able to percentage actual details of sufferers till they had been officially recognized," he said. 

The bodies of the victims had not yet been launched to families because investigations have been ongoing, but Bush stated they had been "aware about the cultural and non secular desires" and running as fast as possible. in keeping with Islamic culture, the dead are speculated to be buried inside 24 hours.

The victims blanketed individuals of many nationalities, and the majority had been refugees or migrants from countries which include Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia and Afghanistan.

high Minister Jacinda Ardern, who wore a black headband at the same time as assembly sufferers' families and survivors on Saturday in Christchurch, stated Turkey, Bangladesh and Malaysia have all presented consular assistance.

Muslims account for just over 1 percent of the usa's populace. New Zealand remains on excessive alert and authorities have requested mosques to stay closed for safety motives, with some churches imparting Muslims a area to wish till mosques reopen. 

overseas authorities investigating

government in Croatia, Turkey and Bulgaria have confirmed Tarrant visited their international locations among 2016-2018, in which he reportedly toured web sites related to historical battles between Christians and Muslims.

info remain unclear, however the international locations are investigating his movements and contacts he made even as on his travels. 

cmb/cmk (dpa, Reuters, AP, AFP)