Four dead in northern Australia shooting

Larry Hoffman
June 5, 2019

The city centre remained in lockdown for an hour after the gunman fled the scene of the shootings, in the suburb of Woolner.

No charges have yet been laid.

The PM reiterated what police said on Tuesday evening - that there is no reason to believe the shooting was terror-related.

"He jumped in a vehicle and he came up the hill and went down to turn around and went flying back down", they said.

Territorians are waking to horrific details following a terrifying mass shooting in Darwin's CBD.

The deceased were all male and the injured a women, he added.

He said the gunman was calm as he shot up the motel.

The gunman allegedly left the scene in a white Toyota Hilux ute and drove to the suburb of Stuart Park where it's alleged he opened fire again.

"This is not the Darwin we know", Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, said.

Another witness said he saw the shooter walking calmly though the motel.

"She was caught up in it, she said "I've been shot, I don't know why, I don't have anything to do with anything", he said".

Police attend the incident in which at least four people died.

"Today, the fourth of June 2019, has been a devastating day in the Northern Territory".

Another witness, John Rose, told The Australian newspaper that he saw the gunman walk into the motel with a sawn-off shotgun.

While the motel is the main crime scene, local reports suggest there could be as many as five different crime scenes.

Potter told the publication she heard something that sounded like fireworks near the Palms Motel in Darwin before seeing the woman carried outside.

"I would probably say that 15 to 20 rounds went off over the next five minutes and when we were sitting at the front here, it got very confusing, so everybody was taken inside", he told the ABC.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the shooting as a "terrible act of violence" from his visit to London.

He said the man was known to police with "a number of interactions, adverse, with the police force".

The woman said she wrapped the victim's legs in towels while waiting for an ambulance and police.

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