UPDATE 2: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

UPDATE 2: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

National News

Please attribute to Police Commissioner Mike Bush 

A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter.

Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high.

Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice. Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice.

Police thanks the public for their cooperation and will provide further updates to keep residents informed.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre