“It was very peaceful, calm and quiet, as it is when the sermon starts,” said Farid Ahmed, who was observing Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch’s leafy district of Deans Avenue. It was shortly after 1.40pm local time (0040 GMT) that Len Peneha, who lives next door to Al Noor, heard rapid fire and dozens of shots. There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque,” he said. The footage shows the gunman storming inside Al Noor, firing indiscriminately at huddled worshippers, and calmly reloading numerous times. Ahmed, who uses a wheelchair, had been in a side room in Al Noor when he heard the shots and people started running into his room.
Source: The Guardian March 15, 2019 17:23 UTC