Thousands of students were in lockdown in schools across Christchurch, but police have since lifted it, allowing parents to be reunited with their children.
A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left an 87-page anti-immigrant manifesto, according to The Associated Press. In the manifesto, the man explained who he was and gave his reasons for his actions. The man said he considered his actions a terrorist attack, according to the AP.
One of the attacks may have been live-streamed on social media, CNN reported. Those videos have been taken down, Mia Garlick, a spokeswoman for Facebook New Zealand, told CNN. "New Zealand 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," Garlick told CNN. Twitter has also removed the video, CNN reported.