Police confirm serious and evolving situation in Christchurch
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has confirmed a serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter.
Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high.
Police have recommended that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice. Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice.
Armed police were deployed in response to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch at around 1:40 pm.