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Death Toll In Mosque Attacks Rises To 50

Mar 16, 2019, 3:14 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:14 pm
Candles at the memorial of flowers left on Deans Rd near the Al Noor mosque March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 50 people are confirmed dead, with with 35 injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. 41 of the victims were killed at Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue and seven died at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later in Christchurch hospital. A 28-year-old Australian-born man, Brenton Tarrant, appeared in Christchurch District Court on Saturday charged with murder. The attack is the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's history. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
(Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand police say a 50th victim of the mosque attacks in Christchurch has died.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news conference Sunday. He says 36 victims remain hospitalized, with two of them in critical condition.

Bush also said that two people arrested around the time suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant was apprehended are not believed to have been involved in the attacks on two mosques Friday.

He says one of those people has been released and the other has been charged with firearms offenses.

Tarrant is 28 and was arraigned Saturday on the first of many expected murder charges.

He’s accused of killing 41 people at one mosque and seven more at a second. Two victims died later while hospitalized.

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Death Toll In Mosque Attacks Rises To 50