Four killed, one injured in Darwin shooting
Police have arrested a 45-year-old man suspected of killing four men and injuring one woman in a deadly armed rampage across Darwin’s CBD last night.
Authorities say the suspect began shooting at a motel in Woolner before driving to four other locations in a ute.
According to witnesses, the man was armed with a pump-action shotgun.
He was arrested after attempting to enter Northern Territory Police headquarters.
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Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said the suspect, who is known to police and was released from gaol on parole in January, may have been trying to hand himself in.
It is understood the man was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet.
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner providing an update on the shooting events in Darwin.
'We do not believe this to be terrorism-related.'
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NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner told reporters the incident is not believed to be terror-related.
“This is not the Darwin we know,” he said.
“On behalf of Territorians, our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims and everybody else who has been impacted.
“I understand when an event like this occurs, especially considering recent global events, people’s fears turn to terrorism. We can confirm this is not a terrorism event.”
Police are yet to publicly confirm a motive, but multiple witness accounts say the man was looking for a specific individual named “Alex”.
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