On March 14th 2019, a terrorist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The shooting spree resulted in a death toll of 49 and left another 40 injured.
EVNTL alerted its users of the incident by 9:09 pm EST. Two major news sources reported the story later at 9:29 pm and 10:15 pm respectively.
EVNTL’s expertly trained Intelligence Analysts provided 7 additional alerts as the frightening situation unfolded.
The timeline of events below illustrates
and highlights the CENS advantage.
|News Source #1||09:29 AM|
|News Source #2||10:15 AM|
|09:09 am||A mass shooting with an automatic weapon has taken place inside a mosque near Hagley Park in Christchurch, with reports of many casualties and many more injured. Armed police have been deployed and Deans Avenue is closed. Police are asking people in Central Christchurch to stay indoors and avoid the area. The city as well as all Christchurch schools are in lockdown. Early reports state witnesses could see several people laying on the ground in front of the mosque. One suspect is in custody.|
|09:49 am||A man wearing ‘military-style jacket’ opened ﬁre on Christchurch mosque where 300 people were in attendance.|
|09:55 am||Unconﬁrmed reports state 30 people injured or killed by Christchurch mosque gunman, says childcare centre manager.|
|09:55 am||The Canterbury District Health Board says the public should not attend Christchurch Hospital unless it’s an emergency. All appointments have been cancelled this afternoon, and no staff or patients are to enter or leave the building.|
|10:09 am||Christchurch shooting update: Police say this is still an “active shooter” situation. Reports of a second mosque shooting in the suburb of Linwood. Armed police have been deployed to multiple mosques in Central Christchurch area as they search for the shooter(s). One suspect in custody and police advising people in the city remain indoors.|
|10:16 am||A bomb has been located and conﬁrmed on Strickland street in Christchurch by two police oﬃcers. The bomb is located inside a beige Subaru that has crashed about three kilometres from the Al Noor Mosque where the shooting took place. Police are maintaining a safe distance and investigating.-|
|10:43 am||Christchurch Hospital spokesperson states, “Hospital staff are expecting about 40 to 50 injured people” as they invoke emergency protocol.|
|10:52 am||Brenton Tarrant is reportedly one of the Christchurch mosque shooter’s.|