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Who Is Brenton Tarrant? Everything About New Zealand Mosque Shooter

Updated On: 16 Mar, 2019

Who Is Brenton Tarrant? Everything About New Zealand Mosque Shooter

It is the darkest day in the history of New Zealand. The world remained saddened by the New Zealand terror attacks at Christchurch mosque on 15 May 2019. Forty-nine people have been killed in the Christchurch shooting, and at least 20 peoples are seriously injured. 

Among the four suspects, one shooter has been identified as Brenton Tarrant. 

Who Is Brenton Tarrant? Terror Attacks Due To Anti-Immigrant Motives

The live Christchurch mosque shootings on 15 May were filmed and streamed online, and the one filming was the shooters (Brenton Tarrant) himself.

He worked at the River Gym in the northern New South Wales city of Grafton. The manager of River Gym, Tracey Gray confirmed his identity. In her exclusive interview with abc.net.au, Tracey said that Brenton joined the gym after he finished school in 2009 until 2011. According to her, he was a dedicated personal trainer who had also traveled overseas in Asia and Europe. 

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The manager of River Gym who was left shocked said that something might have changed when the gunman spent his days traveling overseas. The 28-year-old shooter had toured to Europe, East Asia, South-East Asia, and even North Korea. In his photos of North Korea, he was snapped at the Samjiyon Grand Monument along with North Korean officials. 

Brenton Terront pictured in North Korea (Photo: abc.net.au)

Following the terror attack, the 74-page manifesto surfaced which is believed to be penned by the notorious gunman Brenton. He said that he got inspired by Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik.

In the manifesto, he claims that the terror attack happened due to anti-immigrant motives. He utters that the victims were a large group of invaders who sought to occupy the land and ethnically replace the people of his country. Brenton is set to appear in the court on 16 May 2019 where he is facing charge with murder. 

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The archive of a Facebook page which is believed to be of Brenton contains a post of multiculturism in Europe where most of them are referred directly to the United Kingdom.

Short Bio

Brenton Tarrant was born in 1990 in Australia to a middle working class family. His father Rodney Tarrant died due to cancer at the age of 49 in April 2010. He has a sister whose identity has not been disclosed.

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He inherited his enthusiasm in fitness from his late-father Rodney. His ethnicity is white and has roots towards Scotland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Besides this, his personal life details are yet to be available.