Christchurch gunman flew a drone over mosque weeks before March 15 shooting

The Christchurch mosque gunman could have been planning his attack weeks, including a flyover with a drone, before the March 15 shooting, have admitted, according to an exclusive article from NewHub.

Christchurch gunman flew a drone over mosque weeks before March 15 shooting

Patrick Gower writes for NewHub that the gunman seemed to have used a drone so scope out the mosque in Christchurch, before staging the attack. Gower writes::

An Official Information Act request by Newshub reveals the shooter flew a drone over the Deans Ave mosque on January 8 – 10 weeks before he would open fire and kill 51 people. He launched it out of Hagley Park, just across the road in an evil act of premeditation.

The police murder investigation found evidence that Tarrant had parked across the road from the mosque, so Newshub requested more detail under the Official Information Act. The response could not confirm if Tarrant had parked opposite – but it did confirm he performed a flyover.

Imam Gamal Fouda is convinced Tarrant even prayed at the mosque in the lead-up. “If you look at the way he behaved in here. He knew the place like his house.”

You can read the entire article here.

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