Australia - NT - 4 Dead in Darwin Hotel Shooting, Suspect in Custody, 4 June 2019

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    An ABC reporter at the scene said the gunman entered a motel with a shotgun.

    Reports said one woman was shot multiple times in the legs. Police say they do not believe there are any other suspects.

    The gunman fled the scene of the shootings in the suburb of Woolner, police said, before being arrested.

    According to ABC News reporter Stephanie Zillman, there are multiple crime scenes.

    Four killed in northern Australia shooting
     
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    @Steph_Zillman 2h2 hours ago
    Traffic flowing in some directions but others blocked by police. Unclear if connection between possible shooting at apartment block in McMinn st near CBD shell and tree on fire with people throwing stuff into fire

    @Steph_Zillman 1h1 hour ago
    Terrifying scenes in Darwin CBD with alleged shooter arrested by camouflaged TRG

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    @Steph_Zillman 1h1 hour ago
    Very confusing scenes in CBD a lot of police activity with one possible shooter arrested and central Darwin in lockdown

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    @Steph_Zillman 1h1 hour ago
    Possible shooter arrested in Darwin CBD ... traffic starting to flow again after arrest about 10 mins ago


    @Steph_Zillman 52m52 minutes ago
    At least 4 dead in Darwin CBD shooting, multiple crime scenes across the city with one man arrested here. We are hearing he entered a motel with a pump action shotgun



    @Steph_Zillman 35m35 minutes ago
    We are now hearing up to 5 dead, with multiple crime scenes throughout Darwin CBD.



    Stephanie Zillman‏Verified account @Steph_Zillman 23m23 minutes ago
    The latest is that one person may have had their throat cut at the Buff club with the main crime scene unfolding at the Palms motel on McMinn St. Up to 5 dead in Darwin. @abcdarwin @abcnews

    account @Steph_Zillman 10m10 minutes ago
    The moment the alleged Darwin gunman arrested in CBD. Up to 5 believed dead.

    Stephanie Zillman (@Steph_Zillman) | Twitter
     
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    Our news in Australia.

    At least five people have been killed and others are injured after a Darwin man allegedly went on a shooting rampage across the city tonight.
    Parts of Darwin were thrown into lockdown before 6pm tonight as police scoured the city to find the alleged gunman, believed to be armed with a sawn-off shotgun.
    At least five killed in Darwin shooting

    "He was wearing high-vis, we found one person in the rooms that he shot up. Scary," Mr Rose posted.
    "We witnessed the man walk through the hotel shooting 10 times and then get into his truck and drive away," he wrote in another comment.
    Police earlier said the suspect was described as wearing a high-vis shirt and driving a while dual-cab ute.
    Darwin Shooting: multiple fatalities, man arrested
     
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    Terrible news. I'm wondering if it is domestic related? Police news conference in 30 minutes, 9.30pm AEST. God bless those who were killed and injured. Thinking of their loved ones. So glad he was caught so quickly!
     
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    Police commissioner Reece Kershaw said the alleged gunman was “well known to police” and confirmed the man had been released on parole in January.

    A shotgun was used, the exact type is not yet known.

    Kershaw confirmed the suspect was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet at the time.

    “We’re still trying to establish the intent and the motivation behind this,” Kershaw told reporters. He said the incident was not terrorism related.

    Asked if the man was a member of the Rebels motorcycle gang Kershaw said he may have associated with those entities.

    Kershaw said the man may have been trying to hand himself in to police.

    Darwin shooting: four people dead as police reveal suspect was on parole
     
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    Central Business District, often used in reference to a hotel area.
     
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    What is required to purchase shotgun ammo in Australia?
     
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    In relation to Australian gun control laws.....

    There is no uniform national firearms legislation in Australia. The Commonwealth controls importation and the States and Territories each have their own legislative schemes to regulate the ownership and use of firearms. It has been estimated that there are about 3.5 million firearms in Australia. Over 10,000 firearms are legally imported into Australia each year (excluding those imported for military or police use).
    After Port Arthur - Issues of Gun Control in Australia – Parliament of Australia

    Northern Territory legislation.
    You must have a genuine reason or need to hold a firearms licence.
    Genuine reasons include any of the following:
    • sports shooting
    • recreational shooting and hunting
    • primary production
    • vertebrate pest animal control
    • business or employment
    • occupational requirements
    • animal welfare
    • firearm collection
    • museum display
    • inheritance
    • Firearms licences and weapons - NT.GOV.AU
     
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    A man suspected of killing four men after he opened fire in Darwin on Tuesday night has been identified as 45-year-old Ben Hoffmann.

    Hoffmann was arrested about 6.45pm in the Stuart Park area after the alleged gunman was on the loose for an hour.

    More than 100 police officers swarmed the city on Tuesday night to examine multiple crime scenes including the Buff Club, Palms Motel, a Coles Express and the Peter McAulay Centre police facility as they traced the shooter's steps.

    Suspected Darwin shooter identified as Ben Hoffmann
     
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    Interesting especially about the shooter's very successful brother. Two lives that went in opposite directions.
     
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    A man has been charged over the alleged mass shooting in Darwin which left four people dead.
    Benjamin Hoffman, 45, has been charged with four counts of murder, two counts of recklessly endanger serious harm and one count of criminal damage.
    Man charged over Darwin shootings
     
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