An armed Muslim parishioner finally put an end to the mass carnage that broke out in Christchurch, New Zealand Friday at two nearby mosques.
The attacker — or attackers, as it’s still unclear exactly how many were involved — killed dozens at the Al Noor Mosque before moving onto the Linwood Mosque not far away, and it’s here where the rampage was finally put down.
The New Zealand Herald reports that after repelling the attacker, the Muslim parishioner chased after him:
A second shooting happened at a mosque in the Linwood area of the city.
One Friday prayer goer returned fire with a rifle or shotgun.
Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots around 1.45pm.
A well known Muslim local chased the shooters and fired two shots at them as they sped off.
He was heard telling police officers he was firing in "self defence".
"They were in a silver Subaru," he told police.
The suspected shooter, as well as two other men and one woman, were detained shortly thereafter. Police say they believe at least one of these people was not involved in the attack, The New York Times reports.
The attacker(s), who published a manifesto before going on the rampage, expressed anger of a variety of topics, including immigrants, racial minorities, and the environment.