The Armed Offenders Squad is reportedly responding to reports of gun fire in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Officers in Christchurch, the site of two mosque shootings that left 51 people dead, say that they are responding to reports of gun fire, but did not give any further details. Avonside Drive has been closed off as police investigate.
The Armed Offenders Squad is a special unit of the New Zealand Police who are typically used to respond in high risk incidents. Police say that they have been deployed in this case as a precaution.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.