Christchurch shootings: Teenager booked for distributing gory livestream video, faces prison term

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A teenager has been booked for inciting extreme violence and sharing the gory livestream videos of mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch.

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An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo: Reuters)

An 18-year-old teenager has been booked for inciting “extreme violence” by distributing the gory livestream video of the deadly mass shooting at Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque.

The teenager now faces two separate charges, indicated reports by local media. Besides distributing the video, the teenager has also been charged for sharing a photograph of the mosque with the message “target acquired”.

The teenager’s bail plea has been rejected by Christchurch district court judge Stephen O’Driscoll on March 18.

However, it seems that the teenager had no role in the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch.

Police said the teen was not involved in the two separate mosques massacres last Friday. He will be produced once again in court on April 8.

Court document showed that the teenager distributed the video on March 15 and the inciting comment was posted between March 8 and 15.

The teenager now faces a maximum term of 14 years in prison, according to the prosecutors.

At least 50 people died and more than 40 were injured one of the deadliest shootings in New Zealand.

A 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Tarrant, has been taken into custody for the shootings at Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch on Friday. He not only went on a rampage with his gun but also livestreamed the shootings.

At least five Indians were killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings.

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