Paying Tribute to the Victims of the New Zealand Shooting

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Paying Tribute to the Victims of the New Zealand Shooting

Jack Wiegand, Staff Writer

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On March 14, 2019, a terrible event occurred in New Zealand. There was a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The shooter opened fire at the first mosque then drove three miles across Christchurch to another mosque that he shot at. There are fifty people dead and more than forty-five people injured. Four suspects have been taken into custody, three males and one female.

 

Police think there aren’t any other possible suspects, but they can’t be certain. One of the worst parts of this terrible tragedy is the shooter live streamed himself shooting the victims on Facebook. While the shooter was streaming, he mentioned “Subscribe to Pewdiepie!” Pewdiepie is a successful Youtube personality. Pewdiepie said “I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.”

 

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, promises stricter gun laws by March 25. The shooter posted a seventeen minute video that includes part of the shooting. Many friends and families of the victims are truly devastated by this tragedy. Thousands have gathered to create displays of tribute for the victims, including colorful bouquets and heartfelt signs with messages of support.  

 

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