At least nine people have been confirmed dead and reportedly as many as 50 have been injured after multiple gunmen opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. One shooter livestreamed the shooting through Facebook, saying "Remember lads, subscribe to Pewdiepie" in the first few minutes of the stream.
One of the gunmen, who shouted out the reference to PewDiePie, is believed to be Australian. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attack, contained in a press conference below, as an "extreme act of violence" against people who had chosen to make New Zealand their home........
Snippets of the shooting are still available across social media and multiple video platforms. The entire stream ran for approximately 18 minutes, with the shooter posting a message on the 8chan forums before the stream. "Please do your part by spreading my message, making memes and shitposting as you usually do," part of the 8chan message reads.
@ Unfortunate victims: RIP.
@shooters: in the name of meme? wth..