posted March 15, 2019 12:14 AM
My wife came home from work early today I asked why?, there has been a shooting and many people are dead. Steven my son had been trying to contact me as he new I usually call into the local mall that is just round from a nearby mosque, that had been one of the two targets this afternoon.
Tragically a high number of people were killed at both mosque my a gunman with a semi automatic weapon. I understand both he and three anothers have been arrested. It appears he had come from Australia and had picked on New Zealand as the place to carry out this attack. The police also have defused a number of car bombs as well and feel there my be others involved nationwide.
I feel for all those that have been killed in this terrible attack.
posted March 15, 2019 07:31 AM
Now they are saying one of the gunmen was live-streaming this to Facebook and had announced it to a white supremacist group 15 min before . What can you say about people like this?
From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted March 15, 2019 08:23 AM
Yes, this is a film forum, however to me this is the same as talking with your friends, trying to make sense out of something that's incomprehensible. We support each other in many ways here, not only in celluloid matters.
-------------------- I think there's room for just one more film.....
From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015
posted March 15, 2019 08:58 AM
Shocked to hear the news as my daughter and partner live in NZ. Hard to believe that life is so unimportant to some people that they can terminate it on a whim and leave broken hearted families to pick up the pieces. Itís a sad world.
posted March 15, 2019 01:42 PM
Yesterday when I was in town I went past the mosque just after mid-day to the mall round he corner for a quick cup at muffin break before heading out to the heritage park.
Everyone was just going about there normal business, terrible to think that all that was soon to quickly change.
I understand that the hospital had 12 operating theatres in use last night.
Its quite heart braking to read some of the back ground stories now coming out in the press, on some of those killed, and why they came to New Zealand with there families to start a new life in the first place.
It appears also that the gunman was still heavily armed and was on his way to do more when police arrested him. The actions of the police and all the emergency staff at the hospital and else where have done an incredible job.
From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2010
posted March 16, 2019 08:17 AM
The world has become a frightening place. It is also a beautiful place if we all work in harmony to keep it so. These terrorist attacks on innocent people are a sickening sign of humanity losing its way. Hatred, bigotry and prejudice hurt everyone. It is the cause of all the troubles in the world past and present. We are not born with these attitudes. They are learned. They are taught. I don't pretend to have any answers but I do question ( as many do) why there is so much hatred in the world.
From: Glendale, AZ, USA
Registered: Dec 2018
posted March 17, 2019 01:20 PM
New Zealand has always been my favorite travel destination and, for me at least, a "Garden of Eden" in terms of beautiful scenery, flora and fauna, friendly people, and peace. My heart is breaking for all affected by this horrible tragedy.