A PEACE vigil will be held in Southampton in honour of the victims of the New Zealand terror attacks takes place tonight.

The Muslim Council of Southampton and Southampton Council of Faiths have arranged the peace vigil for a moment of prayer and reflection.

It will take place at 6.45pm at the Peace Fountain in the city’s East Park.

Refreshments will be served at Southampton Central Mosque, Compton Walk, afterwards.

A white supremacist gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, resulting in the deaths of 50 people on Friday.

More than 1,000 students from Christchurch schools and different religions have taken part in a vigil to honour the lives lost in the New Zealand city.

In a park across from the Al Noor mosque, where dozens were killed, the students sat on the grass in Monday’s fading daylight, lifting flickering candles to the sky as they sang a traditional Maori song.

Hundreds then stood to perform a passionate, defiant haka, the famed ceremonial dance of the indigenous Maori people.

A Christchurch gun shop acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing the 50 people.

At a news conference, Gun City owner David Tipple said the store sold four guns and ammunition to Brenton Harrison Tarrant. The store “detected nothing extraordinary” about the buyer, he said.

Separately, prime minister Jacinda Adern said gun law reforms would be announced within 10 days and an inquiry conducted into intelligence and security services that failed to detect the risk from the attacker or his plans.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police are certain that Tarrant was the only gunman but are not ruling out that he had support.