4 Malaysians among victims of Christchurch mosque shootings

The Christchurch mosque shootings left 49 dead and nearly 50 injured. (AFP pic)

PETALING JAYA: At least three Malaysians were injured in the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, today.

The status of a fourth Malaysian, who was also believed to be in one of the two mosques, is unknown.

According to a Wisma Putra source, those injured were identified as Tarmizi Shuid, Rahimi Ahmad and Mohd Nazril Omar.

The fourth Malaysian was identified as Haziq Tarmizi.

The shootings left 49 dead and nearly 50 injured.

New Zealand police said a man in his 20s has been charged with murder and will appear in court tomorrow.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said the tragedy was a reminder of the dangers of “hate, intolerance, and Islamophobia” and called for more efforts to protect Muslim minorities in New Zealand.

US President Donald Trump also took to Twitter to condemn the attack, calling it a “horrible massacre”, and said his country would stand by New Zealand in solidarity.