Facebook removes New Zealand shooters’ accounts

"We're also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we're aware," said Mia Garlick from Facebook's New Zealand office in a statement.

By Author  |  Published: 15th Mar 2019  12:23 pm
This image taken from the alleged shooter's video, which was filmed on Friday, shows him as he drives and he looks over to three guns on the passenger side of his vehicle in New Zealand.(AP/PTI)

Christchurch: Facebook on Friday said it removed both the shooters’ accounts and a live streaming video after they opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city, causing “multiple fatalities”.

“Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video.

“We’re also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we’re aware,” said Mia Garlick from Facebook’s New Zealand office in a statement.
“We will continue working directly with New Zealand Police as their response and investigation continues,” Facebook added.

The New Zealand police arrested four people, three men and a woman, after the shooting.
The shootings took place at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid, The New Zealand Herald reported.