Bangladesh cricket team flee from gunshots
The Bangladesh cricket team were forced to flee from a Christchurch mosque after shots were fired in the vicinity.
Mohammad Isam, the Bangladesh correspondent for Cricinfo, posted a video on social media of team members hurrying through Hagley Park away from the mosque.
Armed police have been deployed in the city near where the shots were fired.
Gunfire was heard coming from the direction of the mosque and several people are were seen on the ground outside the building, One News reported on Friday.
Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley Park where there were active shooters. They ran back through Hagley Park back to the Oval. pic.twitter.com/VtkqSrljjV
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 15, 2019
“Police are currently responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch,” the police said in a statement.
Local media reported multiple casualties at one mosque and said another had been evacuated.
Local schools went in to lockdown as authorities moved to deal with the situation.
New Zealand and Bangladesh are due to play the final match in their three match Test series at Hagley Oval, starting on Saturday.