New Zealand: Christchurch in lockdown after mosque shootings kill at least 49

Lawrence Kim
March 16, 2019

Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, AKA PewDiePie, has said he is "absolutely sickened" to have been mentioned by the suspect in the New Zealand mosque shootings during a livestream of the attacks.

Video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by the gunman, showed him driving to one mosque entering it and shooting at people at random.

"Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch", Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie, 29, tweeted on March 15. "I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person", PewDiePie wrote, while also giving his condolences to the victims and their families.

The shooter live streamed the horrific massacre inside one of the mosques on Facebook Live. He is against mass immigration and 'has to some extent the same themes as Breivik, ' who posted his 1,500-page manifesto online before carrying out his deadly attacks.

Ranstorp told Swedish radio Friday that the New Zealand shooter, who killed at least 49 people in two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, claims to 'have been in contact with Breivik's sympathizers'. In addition, 48 people have been injured and are now being treated at a Christchurch hospital.

On Twitter, Ranstorp noted that the New Zealand shooter claimed he would leave prison after 27 years and likened himself to late South African President Nelson Mandela, saying he would get the Nobel Peace Prize.

Two other people arrested are yet to be charged.

"This individual has travelled around the world with sporadic periods of time spent in New Zealand", Ms Ardern said on Saturday.

Asked if he'd seen the manifesto, Trump said: "I did not see it". "Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities - New Zealand is their home - they are us".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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