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Reckless Kelly & Nikki Lane

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Jan 24, 2019 – 8:00 PM

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Reckless Kelly: It's more than a little instructive to take a look at the faces of the crowd that showed up to watch Reckless Kelly record their first full-on concert album and DVD at La Zona Rosa in their hometown of Austin, Texas...The Lone Star audience is a crossover sampling of head-bang rockers, boot-scooting cowboys (and cowboy wannabes), cooler-than-thou college kids and lifelong club-hoppers in Austin's world-famous live music scene. And, oh, yeah, pretty girls. Lots of pretty girls. It was, in other words, a perfect audience for a band that has made a lucrative and long-lasting career out of mixing rock, country, folk and Americana into a potent, high-octane package which can only be properly experienced live and onstage. And that, precisely, is the guiding principle behind Reckless Kelly's new CD/DVD release on Sugar Hill, Reckless Kelly Was Here. The idea was not only to chronicle the band's incendiary live show, but also to summarize and celebrate the band's first decade of music making. Recorded on March 31, 2006 in Austin, the DVD was directed by award-winning video director Peter Zavadil (an Austin resident who worked with the band on a previous music video, Stick Around, as well as numerous hit videos for others) and mixed by the Grammy award-winning Elliot Scheiner, who started under the tutelage of Phil Ramone and went on to work with Sting, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and many others. The two-CD concert set expands on the DVD set list by including Reckless' careening, jam-band take on the Beatles' "Revolution," as well as bonus studio versions of a couple of brand-new RK songs, the plaintive "Break My Heart Tonight" and the tongue-in-cheek rocker "Wiggles and Rit." Ten years together is a milestone for any band, let alone one that tours and plays with the burn-down-the-house intensity of Reckless Kelly, a fact not lost on the band. "Oh, yeah!" says Cody Braun with a mock groan. "Some days it feels like 20 years, some days it feels like two. Looking back at everything we've crammed into the last ten years has been amazing." With lead singer and songwriter Willy Braun and brother Cody Braun, who swaps between fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and vocals, Reckless Kelly is rounded out with lead guitarist David Abeyta, bassist Jimmy McFeeley and drummer Jay Nazz. "I feel like this (project) really puts the period at the end of ten years," said David Abeyta. "This will let us retain a lot of the stuff that people love about Reckless Kelly, but will also enable us to move on. "We've produced quite a few records, but never anything of this scope. It was a big bear to wrestle, and at times it was a little overwhelming-we won't do another one for another ten years! But I learned so much and I got to work with some great people I'd always wanted to work with. We put our wish list together and we kind of got it." Reckless Kelly Was Here is a kaleidoscopic blend of rock and country that melds crowd-pleasing RK originals like "Motel Cowboy Show," "I Still Do" and "Nobodys Girl" with a piquant mix of covers that includes songs by Richard Thompson ("1952 Vincent Black Lightning"), the Texas Tornados ("Guacamole"), the Beatles ("Revolution") and Alejandro Escovedo ("Castanets"). From the sledgehammer opening of "Sixgun" to the tipsy Celtic reel of "Seven Nights in Erie" to the lonesome vocal of "Baby's Gone Blues," it's clear that the evening captured a performance that captured the band at the top of their game. Watching their performance on film for the first time was a revelation to Cody Braun in that he could see where the Braun siblings early influences colluded with what they discovered musically in Austin with their new bandmates. "We started out as a country band trying to be a little edgier with the rock 'n' roll stuff, like Son Volt and Billy Joe Shaver's Unshaven album. That was the direction we wanted to go, and we did, and we've almost gotten beyond that point now, where we have to rein it in to keep some of the country in there. "It's been fun, because I grew up playing a lot of country and western music, Bob Wills and Gene Autry, a bunch of the old, old Western stuff. So when we started this band, I started listening to rock 'n' roll for the first time. My last ten years has been being introduced to the rock 'n' roll side. "Musically right now, we're sitting at a place where we really want to try to build on the songs and set the bar a little bit higher with every record." David Abeyta adds, "On this live record there's songs like 'Hey Say May' and things that people associate with the fun, party side of the band, but you've also got songs like 'Break My Heart Tonight' that are a little darker, with a more somber theme. That sort of sums up Reckless Kelly in a way, from the material standpoint-from 'Break My Heart Tonight' to 'Wiggles and Rit,' which is party/eff-you-if-you-don't-get-it side of Reckless Kelly. "I think what draws people in is that there's more to discover as you go. That's what I felt before I joined the band. I was with the band six and a half years, and I was a fan before I got involved." *** Reckless Kelly is the 21st century culmination of a family tradition of music. Willy and Cody Braun grew up touring and playing with their father's band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, all across the Big Sky country of Montana and Idaho. They opened for the likes of Merle Haggard, played the Grand Ole Opry and even appeared twice on The Tonight Show in the Johnny Carson Era. Family friends like singer-songwriter Chris Wall (who would later introduce the boys around Austin release their first record "Millican") and Pinto Bennett (whose band, The Famous Motel Cowboys, would prove a huge influence) watched Willy and Cody learn about life from a rolling motor home as their love for music and performing blossomed. Forming their own band, the Prairie Mutts, the boys wound up in Bend, Oregon in 1996, in the fading twilight of the grunge era. Their effervescent take on rock and country made them a poor fit for the local scene. Austin, where they arrived in 1996 (now billing themselves as Reckless Kelly) proved far more compatible. From playing Monday night pass-the-hat acoustic gigs on the downtown Sixth St. entertainment strip to being named Best Roots-Rock Band six years running in the prestigious Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, the band grew to be one of the most popular attractions in a city bristling with top-shelf bands and musicians. Joe Ely, who should know, lauded Reckless Kelly as "...my kind of band: Hell-raising, hard-playing, kick-a songwriting, feet firmly in the present, but with an amazing knowledge of where it has all come from. What else is there?" Reckless Kelly Was Here is the band's sixth album, following on the heels of Millican (1997), Acoustic: Live At Stubb's and The Day (2000), Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003) and Wicked Twisted Road (2005). In that time, the band has opened shows for Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Robert Earl Keen and a host of others. They have also headlined at showcase venues across the country and recorded with Steve Earle and Joe Ely for critically acclaimed tribute records. "It's kind of bizarre to be where we're at right now and look around and say, gosh, this is everything we ever wanted to do!" marvels Cody Braun. "Is this for real?" It's a long way from the very first Reckless Kelly show which, as Willy recalls, took place at a county fair in Yreka, CA a decade ago. "The Prairie Mutts had broken up, but we still had these gigs on the books and our manager at the time said, well, if you wanna play 'em you can play 'em," Willy said. "So our first gig as Reckless Kelly was either at the Yreka County Fair or a tiny, tiny bar in Millican, Oregon for about two people. At the fair, we played on a stage outside the rodeo grounds, and we had a bunch of hippie kids down front and then a busload of kids from Georgia showed up. So they were over there doing their thing, stage-diving and moshing, and the hippie kids were doing the hippie shuffle. And then the rodeo let out and we had cowboys swing dancing and line dancing on either side of the hippies and the moshing Georgia kids! It was bizarre, wild...but we were on our way to Texas, and we thought, this is gonna be all right!" Ten years later, it still is.

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  • With early voting done and Election Day tomorrow, about 12.5% of registered Duval County voters have cast a ballot. That’s less than the Duval Supervisor of Elections Office had been hoping to see- given that Mayor, Sheriff, City Council, and other races are on the ballot- but it’s not necessarily surprising, according to WOKV’s Political Analyst. “Lacking the enthusiasm of one of the major parties not having a candidate on the top of the ticket hurts them [local Democrats], hurts turnout overall,” says University of North Florida Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Michael Binder. FULL COVERAGE: WOKV’s Duval County Voter Guide The Jacksonville Mayor’s race has three Republican candidates- including the incumbent Mayor- one NPA, and two write-ins, but no Democrats. Binder says Democrats traditionally outperform Republicans in early voting turnout in Duval County, but the Supervisor of Elections Office confirms the GOP has a nearly 3% edge among early voting and absentee ballots that have been verified so far. Binder says that gap shows it was a “blunder” to not run a local Democrat in the race. “For a major party not to run a candidate for Mayor in a county that voted multiple points in favor of the Democratic Gubernatorial candidate just three months ago is mind-boggling to me,” he says. In these elections, if a candidate is able to secure 50% + 1 of the votes, he or she is elected outright Tuesday. If no candidate in a race gets that majority, the top two vote-getters face a runoff in May. Binder says the impact of the apparently lower Democrat turnout could have an impact down-ballot, where there are a few two-candidate City Council races involving a Democrat and Republican facing each other.  It’s likely that several races will get to May, because of the number of candidates involved. WHAT TO KNOW: Fast facts, links for the Duval County elections For Tuesday’s races, the Supervisor of Elections Office had initially projected voter turnout to be in the 30% range, but now they’re hoping for 24-25%. Binder says it may not even reach that. Chief Elections Officer Robert Phillips tells WOKV they saw early voting numbers climbing last week and, as traditionally happens, the strongest showing was the final day yesterday. Phillips says, while they would have hoped to have higher turnout, he believes this will mean no significant delays at the polls on Election Day Tuesday. “All the equipment has been delivered, all the machines have been tested. We are just ready for 7AM tomorrow,” Phillips says. He expects precincts to be busiest around opening time at 7AM and in the couple of hours leading up to closing at 7PM. Unlike early voting, remember that you have to go to the precinct assigned to you based on where you live if you’re voting on Election Day. You can find that precinct location on your sample ballot or through the Supervisor of Elections website. On Election Day, make sure you bring a photo ID with you, in order to vote.
  • A shooting on a Dutch tram left at least three people dead and five others injured in Utrecht, according to authorities. >> Read more trending news  The city’s mayor, Jan van Zanen, said three people were killed in the attack, according to The Associated Press. Police said five people were injured in the shooting. Authorities have classified the incident as a possible terror attack. Update 2:55 p.m. EDT March 18: Dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus told the AP the man arrested Monday on suspicion of opening fire on a Dutch tram has a criminal history. “The suspect was known within the justice department,” Grapperhaus told the AP. “He had a criminal record. That is indeed what we know. I can give no more details.” Police identified the suspect in the case as Gokmen Tanis, 37. Citing Dutch broadcaster RTV Utrecht, The Independent reported earlier Monday that Tanis had “a long history of run-ins with the police for both minor and major crimes, including a shooing in 2013.” Update 2:40 p.m. EDT March 18: Dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus told reporters Monday that the suspect arrested in connection to the shooting “was known” to authorities, the AP reported. Grapperhaus did not provide additional details. Police said they arrested Gokmen Tanis, 37, during a raid in Utrecht’s Oudenoord neighborhood hours after he was identified as a suspect in Monday’s shooting. Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Update 2 p.m. EDT March 18: Utrecht police said the man taken into custody in connection to Monday’s deadly shooting on a Dutch tram was apprehended during a raid in the city’s Oudenoord neighborhood. Authorities said they apprehended Gokmen Tanis, 37, hours after they released an image of the suspect and asked the public’s help locating him. Update 1:50 p.m. EDT March 18: Utrecht police confirmed in a tweet Monday that authorities have detained a man suspected of opening fire on a Dutch tram. Dutch anti-terror coordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said in a tweet that the country’s terror level was lowered from its highest level, 5, to level 4 following the suspect’s arrest. Update 1:40 p.m. EDT March 18: Police apprehended the man suspected of opening fire Monday on a Dutch tram, CNN reported, citing Rob van Bree, head of operations of the Central Netherlands Police. Update 11:45 a.m. EDT March 18: van Zanen withdrew advice for Utrecht residents to stay indoors  Monday, saying the recommendation was made on the suspicion that shots had been fired at another location in the city. However, he said, “That is not the case, as far as we know,” according to The Independent. van Zanen said earlier Monday that at least three people died in Monday’s shooting and nine others were injured. Police said in a statement that the actual number of injured people was five. Authorities have identified a man wanted in connection to the shooting as Gokmen Tanis, 37. Police continue to investigate the case. Update 10:25 a.m. EDT March 18: Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen said three of the nine people wounded in Monday’s shooting were seriously injured, according to The Associated Press. “We cannot exclude, even stronger, we assume a terror motive,” van Zanen said Monday. “Likely there is one attacker, but there could be more.” Police have identified a man wanted in connection to the shooting as Gokmen Tanis, 37. Update 10:10 a.m. EDT March 18: Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen said three people were killed and nine people were injured Monday in the Utrecht shooting, according to CNN and The Independent. Update 9:55 a.m. EDT March 18: Dutch police issued a correction Monday on the name of the man wanted in connection with the Utrecht shooting. Authorities said his name was spelled Gokmen Tanis. Officials initially identified the 37-year-old as Gokman Tanis. The Independent reported trains were not being allowed into Utrecht’s central train station in the wake of the shooting. Update 9:25 a.m. EDT March 18: Police in the Netherlands asked for the public’s help Monday locating a man wanted in connection to Monday’s shooting. Authorities warned against approaching the man, identified as Gokman Tanis, 37. Update 8:55 a.m. EDT March 18: The shooter behind Monday’s attack remained at large after the incident, according to Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, the Dutch anti-terror coordinator. “In Utrecht there was a shooting at several locations,' he said Monday at a news conference, according to The Independent. 'A lot is still unclear at this point and local authorities are working hard to establish all the facts. What we already know is that a culprit is at large.' Authorities continue to investigate the shooting. Original report: Utrecht police wrote Monday in a tweet that a “possible terrorist (motive) is part of the investigation” into the shooting, which occurred about 10:45 a.m. local time, according to CNN. >> See the tweet here The gunman remained at large Monday and may have fled the scene in a car, according to BBC News.  After the attack the country’s anti-terror coordinator, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, raised the terror threat level in Utrecht to 5, its highest level. Check back for updates to this developing story.
  • A Jacksonville truck driver is being held in connection to the abduction of two children from Texas. The Winslow, Arizona Police Department says, on Saturday, they were contacted by police in Belton, Texas about two children who had been reported missing on Friday. Belton Police say the children were initially reported as runaways. Winslow Police say the information from Belton Police led them to a semi-truck in their jurisdiction, where they found a 12-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl in the sleeper cab. The siblings were being held against their will by 47-year-old Marshall Pendergrass, of Jacksonville, according to Winslow Police. Police say the children are both in good physical condition. Winslow Police and the FBI are jointly investigating what happened, and Pendergrass is being held pending federal charges. The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office also aided the investigation. 
  • New guidelines from the American Heart Association are recommending most older adults no longer take a low-dose aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke. >> Read more trending news Following years of suggesting adults could benefit from a daily 75- to 100-milligram dose of aspirin to help fight cardiovascular problems, the AHA along with the America College of Cardiology released the findings of a clinical trial that found aspirin did not prolong life in elderly adults who do not have the highest risks of heart disease. The findings suggest not only was aspirin not as effective as thought but that it could possibly lead to major bleeding in the elderly. 'Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease,' according to a statement from Dr. Roger Blumenthal, co-chair of the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and professor of cardiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. 'It's much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and cholesterol as opposed to recommending aspirin,' Blumenthal said. Blumenthal said that 'Aspirin should be limited to people at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease and a very low risk of bleeding.'  The guidelines also pointed out that those who have had a heart attack or stroke could still use aspirin to prevent another cardiovascular event. 'Ultimately, we must individualize treatment for each patient, based on their individual situation,' North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, told CNN. Campbell wasn't involved in the new guidelines.   
  • Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, left at least 50 people dead and dozens more injured Friday. >> Read more trending news  White supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with one count of murder in the slayings and a judge said Saturday that it was reasonable to assume more charges would follow. >> Photos: Mass casualties reported in New Zealand mosque shooting Update 10:50 a.m. EDT March 18: President Donald Trump said Monday that the media was “working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand.” “They will have to work very hard to prove that one,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “So Ridiculous!” The gunman in last week’s attacks left a document in which he called himself a white nationalist and referred to Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity.” In the past, Trump has drawn criticism for saying “both sides” were to blame for violence at a deadly white supremacist demonstration. >> Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for violence in Charlottesville Update 11:50 p.m. EDT March 17: Leaders of New Zealand’s Muslim community are planning a national memorial burial for all the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting rampages at two mosques in Christchurch, according to media outlets. The New Zealand Herald is also reporting that despite Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s expectations that the bodies of all the victims would be released to family members by Monday, that  isn’t expected to happen now, instead authorities believe it might be Wednesday before all the victims have been released. While Islamic leaders have said they are planning for a mass burial, the families will ultimately decide how they’ll proceed, the Herald reported. Not to far from the scene of the Linwood Mosque shooting, burial preparations are underway at Memorial Park Cemetery where workers are digging graves for the shooting victims behind a large temporary fence. Update 10:15 p.m. EDT March 17: The owner of a Christchurch gun store confirmed Sunday that he sold four guns and ammunition to alleged mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant in a “police-verified” online purchase, according to the New Zealand Herald. But the owner of the retail chain Gun City, David Tipple, said his store did not sell Tarrant any semi-automatic weapons. Tipple said he and staff are 'dismayed and disgusted' by Friday's shootings, The Associated Press reported. Tipple said the store did not notice any red flags in Tarrant’s gun purchases.  “We detected nothing extraordinary about this (gun) license holder,” he said. Meantime, counter-terrorism police executed search warrants on two homes in New South Wales, Australia, believed to be connected to the alleged shooter. Authorities searched a house in Sandy Beach near Coffs Harbor that is believed to belong to Tarrant’s sister, according to Australia’s News 9. They also raided a home in Lawrence that is believe to be connected to Tarrant’s mother. Authorities said they’re searching for anything that might help New Zealand investigators. “The community can be assured that there is no information to suggest a current or impending threat related to this search warrants,”the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police said in a joint statement, News 9 reported. Update 12:30 p.m. EDT March 17: Pakistan will observe a day of mourning for the victims of the shootings, The AP reported.  Vatican News reported Pope Francis offered prayers for those killed in the attacks.  “In these days, in addition to the pain of wars and conflicts that do not cease to afflict humanity, there have been the victims of the horrible attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. I pray for the dead and injured and their families. I am close to our Muslim brothers and all that community. I renew my invitation for prayer and gestures of peace to combat hatred and violence.” Related: Photos: Mass casualties reported in New Zealand mosque shooting Update 7:41 a.m. EDT March 17: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday that members of her Cabinet will work to change the nation’s gun laws in the wake of Friday’s deadly mosque attacks, The Associated Press is reporting. In a news conference, Ardern added that officials will release the victims’ bodies to their families starting Sunday evening and should finish by Wednesday, the AP reported. Pope Francis on Sunday also prayed “for our Muslim brothers who were killed,” the report said.  Meanwhile, an online campaign has raised more than $3 million U.S. for the victims and their families. Learn more here. Update 5 p.m. EDT March 16: The death toll in the New Zealand mosque attacks has risen to 50. Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed in a news conference that 50 people died in the shooting attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, RNZ reported.  He also said that 36 are in the hospital with two in critical condition. Update 6:30 p.m. EDT March 15: The man suspected in at least one of the shootings that killed at least 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand has appeared briefly in court. Two armed guards brought Brenton Tarrant into court Friday. He showed no expression as District Court Judge Paul Kellar read one charge of murder to him. The court appearance lasted only about a minute and he was led back out in handcuffs. He was ordered to return to court again April 5. After Tarrant left, the judge said that while “there is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others.” The gunman posted a 74-page manifesto on social media in which he identified himself as Tarrant and said he was a 28-year-old Australian and white supremacist who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims. Update 5 p.m. EDT March 15: New Zealand’s prime minister said the “primary perpetrator” in the mosque shootings was a licensed gun owner and legally acquired the five guns used in the shootings. Jacinda Ardern said the country’s national gun laws will change after at least 49 worshippers were shot dead in the two mosques in Christchurch. Update 3:25 p.m. EDT March 15: President Donald Trump said he spoke Friday with Ardern and offered “any assistance the U.S.A. can give.” “We stand by ready to help,” Trump wrote. “We love you New Zealand!” Update 11:30 a.m. EDT March 15: New York police said the department is ramping up patrols around the city Friday and keeping in contact with officials at area mosques in the wake of the deadly shootings in Christchurch. 'To the Muslim community here in New York: We stand with you always, and we will remain vigilant in keeping you safe -- and making sure you feel safe, too,' Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Friday in a statement. 'The people we serve, in every neighborhood, must always be free from fear and have the immutable right to worship and live in peace.' Update 10:20 a.m. EDT March 15: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, said Friday in a statement that their “hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch.” “No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship,” the statement said. “This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the broader Muslim community. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.” Update 9:35 a.m. EDT March 15: Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama shared condolences for the people of New Zealand in a message posted Friday to social media. “We grieve  with you and the Muslim community,” said the message shared by President Obama. “All of us must stand against hatred in all its forms.” Update 8:55 a.m. EDT March 15: Pope Francis was “deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the senseless acts of violence” in New Zealand, his cardinal secretary of state said Friday in a telegram. “He assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks,” Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said. “Mindful of the efforts of the security and emergency personnel in this difficult situation, His Holiness prays for the healing of the injured, the consolation of those who grieve the loss of their loved ones, and for all affected by this tragedy.” Officials in New Zealand said 49 people were killed in a pair of attacks on mosques in Christchurch. Health officials said 48 patients were being treated for injuries ranging from minor to critical after the shootings. Update 7:49 a.m. EDT March 15: In a tweet early Friday, President Donald Trump sent “warm sympathy and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand after “the horrible massacre.” “Forty-nine innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured,” Trump said. “The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!” In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the attack “a vicious act of hate.”  “We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government,” Sanders said. Queen Elizabeth II, who is head of the Commonwealth and New Zealand's monarch, said she was “deeply saddened” by the shootings, CNN reported. “I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today,” the queen said. “Prince Philip and I send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives. I also pay tribute to the emergency services and volunteers who are providing support to those who have been injured.” Update 5:01 a.m. EDT March 15: New Zealand police said a man in his late 20s has been charged with murder, TVNZ reported. The man was expected to appear in court Saturday morning, The Washington Post reported. Officials have not named the suspect. Police clarified that while four people were detained, only three were thought to have been involved in the shootings, the newspaper reported. Update 4:20 a.m. EDT March 15: New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed in a news conference that 49 people died in the shooting attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, TVNZ reported. The attack at the Masjid Al Noor mosque near Hagley Park in central Christchurch left 41 people dead, and seven people were killed at the Linwood Avenue mosque, TVNZ reported. Another person died at a hospital, Bush said. Update 3:14 a.m. EDT March 15: Forty-eight patients are being treated for gunshot wounds at Christchurch Hospital, CNN reported. David Meates, chief executive of the Canterbury District Health Board, said the patients’ conditions ranged from critical to minor. One of four people taken into custody after the mass shooting attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, said he was a 28-year-old Australian, according to The Associated Press. Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that the shooter was Australian-born. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a news conference, “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack. From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned.” 'We were chosen (because) we represent diversity, kindness compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it and those values, I can assure you, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack,' Ardern said. 'We utterly condemn and reject you.' Update 2:37 a.m. EDT March 15: In a news conference Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that 40 people died in the mosque attacks. Arden said 30 people were killed at the Masjid Al Noor mosque near Hagley Park in central Christchurch, and that 10 people were killed at the Linwood Avenue mosque, TVNZ reported. Twenty more people have been seriously injured, TVNZ reported. Update 2:24 a.m. EDT March 15: In a news conference Friday, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel expressed shock and anger after the mass shooting at the mosques. “I never could believe anything like this could ever happen in Christchurch,” she said. “I never thought anything like this could happen in New Zealand.” Dalziel told TVNZ, 'We need to come together and care for each other, we need to make this unite us, not divide us.' Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the shootings “a vicious attack.” 'We grieve. We are shocked, appalled and outraged as we stand here and condemn the attack that occurred today by an extremist right wing violent terrorist,” Morrison said. Update 1:43 a.m. EDT March 15: St. John Ambulance has transferred multiple patients to Christchurch Hospital and other local medical facilities, TVNZ reported. The news agency reported that injuries of the patients ranged from minor to critical. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to address the country at 7 p.m. local time. Update 1:30 a.m. EDT March 15: New Zealand police tweeted Friday that while they cannot confirm the number of fatalities, “it is significant.” Police have asked all mosques throughout New Zealand to close, and advised people to stay away from them “until further notice.” Update 1:04 a.m. EDT March 15: Police confirmed Friday afternoon that the lockdown of schools in Christchurch has been lifted, TVNZ reported. Update 12:33 a.m. EDT March 15: At a news conference, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said four people were in custody. Three are men and one is a woman, “as I understand it,” Bush said. There were improvised explosive devices found in vehicles after the shootings, Bush said. Update 12:16 a.m. EDT March 15:  “This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a news conference Friday afternoon. “Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” A cricket match between Bangladesh and the New Zealand national team was canceled. The Bangladesh team was arriving for prayers at a mosque when the shooting occurred, but all members of the squad were safe, a team coach told Reuters. Update 11:15 p.m. EDT March 14: New Zealand authorities have confirmed that there have been multiple fatalities and one person is in custody: “Police is responding to a very serious and tragic incident involving an active shooter in central Christchurch.  One person is in custody, however Police believe there may be other offenders. This is an evolving incident and we are working to confirm the facts, however we can confirm there have been a number of fatalities.  Police is currently at a number of scenes. We understand that there will be many anxious people but I can assure New Zealanders that Police is doing all it can to resolve this incident. We urge New Zealanders to stay vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to 111.  We are mobilising resources nationally and support is being brought into the District. We are still working to resolve this incident and we continue to urge Christchurch residents to stay inside. We ask all mosques nationally to shut their doors, and advise that people refrain from visiting these premises until further notice.” Update 10:55 p.m. EDT March 14: New Zealand media said an additional shooting has occurred in a second mosque in the city of Christchurch. Original report: As many as 30 people have been injured or killed, a child care center manager told Radio New Zealand. Witness Len Peneha told The Associated Press he saw a man dressed in black enter the Masjid Al Noor mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror. Peneha, who has lived next door to the mosque for about five years, said the gunman ran out of the mosque, dropped what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon in Peneha’s driveway and fled. Peneha said he went into the mosque to try and help, “I saw dead people everywhere,” he said. Police are urging people in the area to stay indoors and schools in the area have been placed on lockdown. About 300 people were inside the mosque, according to RNZ. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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