A tragedy has occurred in New Zealand; due to a man addicted to the video game “Fornite” attacked two Islamic mosques in Christchurch by shooting dozens of people. The event left at least 49 dead.
Authorities charged one person identified as Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. Two other armed suspects were being held in custody.
Gov. Phil Murphy in a message via Twitter said he and wife Tammy are “devastated” by the shooting.
A video that appears to have been live-streamed via a camera attached to the shooter’s body shows the attack in detail. The gunman spray bullets to terrified people, sometimes re-firing at people he has already cut down.
He then walks outside to the street, where he shoots at people on the sidewalk. Children’s screams can be heard in the distance as he returns to his car to get another rifle.
The gunman then walks back into the mosque, where there are at least two dozen people lying on the ground. After walking back outside and shooting a woman there, he gets back in his car, where the song “Fire” by English rock band “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” can be heard blasting from the speakers. The singer bellows, “I am the god of hellfire!” and the gunman drives away. The video then cuts out.