“Information was received by the team at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington (KBRI) that two Indonesian nationals, a father and son, were shot inside the mosque,” said Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir on Friday, March 15.
The identities of the two Indonesians were not disclosed but current information stresses that the father is treated in the Christchurch Public Hospital’s intensive care unit while the son in a regular hospital room.
The KBRI in Wellington continues to coordinate with local authorities and hospitals in Christchurch and called on Indonesians living in New Zealand to exercise extra caution.
The government’s data show there are 331 Indonesians in Christchurch, including 134 college students.
The two attacked mosques were the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood—both located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The latest reported death toll reached 49. A suspect, who is in his late 20s, has been caught and will be brought to trial on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019.