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A mass shooting kills 49, injures 48 in New Zealand Fiona Goodall/Getty Images A mass shooting at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killed at least 49 people and injured dozens on Friday. A 28-year-old Australian man who claimed responsibility is in custody. Friday is a Muslim holy day. The names of the victims have not yet been released. [Vox / Jennifer Williams, Alex Ward, and Jen Kirby] The suspect posted a white nationalist manifesto on Twitter and the extremist forum 8Chan, before opening fire in the two mosques. He provided a link to his Facebook page, where he broadcast the attack live. In order to get the disturbing footage, the gunman may have worn a helmet camera. Tech companies scrambled to respond and remove the graphic 17-minute video, but this proved difficult as it was shared through other accounts. [NYT] The shooter’s statement addressed the US Second Amendment right to bear arms in the manifesto. New Zealand’s gun laws are stricter than the US’s — people must obtain a license through a highly vetted process to own firearms; even if they get the license, some weapons are off limits without police endorsements, and special storage and inspection rules are in place — but there are still some gaps. Investigators are looking into what kind of weapons were used and