Australia: At least 4 killed as gunman on parole goes on shooting spree in Darwin
At least four people are murdered and two more are injured after a gunman “well known to police” who was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet at the time, opened fire Tuesday night at five different locations in a suburb just outside of Darwin, Australia.
Multiple crime scenes have been set up around the city, with police still piecing together the deadly rampage.
Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Lee Morgan confirmed that at least four people were killed when an unidentified 45-year-old shooter opened fire throughout the city using a pump-action shotgun.
At least two more people suffered gunshot wounds.
The gunman is now in custody in hospital and was reportedly wearing an electronic tracking ankle bracelet.
A possible motive for the deadly shooting was not immediately known but Police allege he acted alone and it was not terrorism.
He was wearing hi-vis clothing when he fired ‘up to 20 shots’ at the Palms Motel on McMinn Street.
The suspect was described by local media as a 45-year-old Caucasian man who was driving a white Toyota Hilux.