Devastated family beg for help finding three-year-old boy who is missing following New Zealand mosque terror attack which killed 49
- Mucad Ibrahim was attending Friday prayers with his father and brother Abdi
- Brenton Tarrant opened fire on worshippers at Christchurch’s al Noor mosque
- Mucad fled when the shooting started but has not been seen since
A three-year-old boy is missing after fleeing from a mosque during a terror attack in New Zealand which killed 49 people today.
Mucad Ibrahim was attending Friday prayers with his father and older brother Abdi Ibrahim when a gunman stormed the al Noor mosque in Christchurch and opened fire on the worshippers.
Mucad reportedly ran from the attacker while his father and brother played dead, but has not been seen since.
Mucad Ibrahim (picture above) is missing following the attack in Christchurch on Friday
An injured person is loaded in an ambulance following a shooting resulting in multiple fatalies and injuries at the Masjid Al Noor on Deans Avenue in Christchurch
Bloodied bandages can be seen left on the floor alongside some shoes following the attack
His brother Abdi said: ‘I got out as fast as I can as everyone was rushing to the door, I’ve never been scared so much in my life.
‘We all rushed to emergency hospital as that’s where I thought lots of our friends might be.’
News of the missing three-year-old comes as hundreds of people gathered outside a hospital in New Zealand as they waited for news on their loved ones.
About 200 friends and family of missing victims are reportedly at Christchurch hospital – either by the bedside or waiting for news of loved ones being operated on.
Devastated relatives are reportedly wailing and crying in the hospital’s corridors as they learn their friends and family won’t be coming home
Shattered New Zealanders whose relatives are still missing after the terror shooting in Christchurch have gathered outside hospital, anxiously waiting for good news
The white supremacist mass shooter who murdered 49 worshippers at the mosque has also now been identified as a 28-year-old Australian who seemingly spent up to seven years travelling the world and became obsessed with far-right and Neo-Nazi ideology.
Brenton Tarrant will appear in Christchurch District Court charged with murder on Saturday, after he stormed a mosque in Christchurch, opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun and a rifle on about 100 defenceless people attending Friday prayers.
Many people have been heard wailing and crying in the hospital’s corridors as they learn their friends and family won’t be coming home.
As many wait for news on their loved ones, many still remain missing.
Brenton Tarrant (above) will appear in Christchurch District Court charged with murder on Saturday
With the scale of the operations, many people are likely to need several surgeries over the coming days and weeks due to the nature of the wounds
One man desperate for answers is Mahdi Zougub, 22, who told the New Zealand Herald that he was on the way to the Deans Ave mosque, when he learned of the shooting.
He described how shocked he was to see the dead bodies, and how he is is now nervously waiting to find out whether his friends and family survived.
We think our friend… we think he’s gone. There’s a lot of emotion,’ Mr Zougub said.
This is while other concerned relatives Janna Ezat and Hazim Al-Umari told the Mirror that they feared their son Hussain is also among the dead.
His mother said: ‘We love you Hussain. If he dies it’s a holy Friday and he’ll be safe with God.’