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Death toll in mosque attacks rises to 50

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand police say they have found another body at one of the mosques that were attacked, raising the death toll in the shootings to 50.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news conference Sunday. He says 36 victims remain hospitalized, with two of them in critical condition.

Bush also said that two people arrested around the time suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant was apprehended are not believed to have been involved in the attacks on two mosques Friday.

He says one of those people has been released and the other has been charged with firearms offenses.

Tarrant is 28 and was arraigned Saturday on the first of many expected murder charges.

RELATED: Local Muslim community responds to deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand

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