Kate Garraway was presenting Good Morning Britain this morning, and she revealed she has been desperately attempting to contact family based in Auc
Kate Garraway was presenting Good Morning Britain this morning, and she revealed she has been desperately attempting to contact family based in Auckland and Christchurch following the attacks.
She went on to reveal that so far she has had no response from her family members based in New Zealand.
Two gunmen went into two mosques in New Zealand at 1:40pm local time this Friday and opened fire.
Their attacks left 49 people dead and at least 48 injured.
Kate was presenting the news programme alongside Charlotte Hawkins, and they were reporting the attack together.
Kate said: “It’s utterly cowardly, but it points to a horrific bravado that they would do that and I think it is just disgusting.
“Everyone is shocked, and the people of Christchurch are.”
Speaking about her family, she said: “I’m sure many of you at home will have relatives in New Zealand and it will be very alarming for you.
“I’ve got relatives and friends in Auckland and Christchurch myself that I’m trying to get in touch with.
“So we will definitely make sure that we keep you posted on everything that is happening there,” she finished.
One of the gunmen, who identified himself as Benton Tarrant from Grafton, Australia, live-streamed the video on Facebook.
He stormed the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch and opened fire on hundreds of worshippers who were attending Friday prayers.
About the same time, there was a second shooting at Masjid mosque which is in Linwood.
Seven people were killed during this attack.
48 people were taken to Christchurch hospital, and 20 of them were in a critical condition.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinta Arden called the attack “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
She continued: “Clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.
“Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand. They may even be refugees here.
“They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is there home. They are us.
“The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.”
Express.co.uk has contacted ITV for more information.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.