Shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, 15 Mar 2019, by Brenton Harrison Tarrant.
The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist mass shootings at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday prayers on 15 March 2019. The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in Riccarton, a suburb of Christchurch, at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. Early reports spoke of "a multiple, simultaneous attack", but later a single suspect was implicated.
The attacks killed 50 people and injured another 50. The suspected perpetrator, a 28-year-old Australian man, was arrested and charged with murder. He was described by media reports as an alt-right affiliated white supremacist. The attack has been linked to a global increase of white supremacist and alt-right extremism observed since the mid-2010s. The gunman live streamed part of the attack.
The mass shootings are the deadliest in New Zealand history, surpassing the 1990 Aramoana massacre.