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Police in South Florida Reacting to New Zealand Mosque Shootings



    South Florida Reaction to NZ Mosque Massacre

    South Florida is reacting to the mass shooting at mosques in New Zealand.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    South Florida law enforcement agencies are taking extra precaution following the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed at least 49 people.

    Miami-Dade Police said they are monitoring the situation in New Zealand but said there are no known threats to Miami-Dade County.

    "Nonetheless, we ask that our community remain vigilant and if you #SeeSomethingSaySomething and contact police," the department tweeted Friday.

    Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said the department was placing marked police vehicles at local mosques "as a sign of solidarity, and hopefully to provide a sense of safety during this difficult time."

    Dozens Killed in 'Unprecedented' New Zealand Mosque Shootings

    [NATL] Dozens Killed in 'Unprecedented' New Zealand Mosque Shootings

    Shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, left dozens of people dead on Friday. Police say three men and a woman are in custody. Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said, "There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence."

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    "Hate is hate. We are deeply disturbed and horrified with the senseless violence perpetrated against worshippers in New Zealand last night. The City of Miami Police Department stands with our communities in mourning for the lives lost," Colina said in a statement.

    Officials say one man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack, and the deadliest in modern New Zealand history. In addition to the dead, health officials said 48 people were being treated at Christchurch Hospital for gunshot wounds. Injuries ranged from minor to critical.

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