A 45-year-old man has been taken into custody in Darwin after a shooting in the city’s inner suburbs that has left four dead and more injured across multiple locations.
At around 6:30pm local time, NT Police put out a statement regarding an armed person at-large following an incident in the suburb of Woolner, describing the alleged offender as “male, Caucasian and was wearing a high-vis shirt“.
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Witnesses told ABC News that a man armed with a pump-action shotgun walked into the Palms Motel before firing at several doors. The man reportedly then left the scene and remained at large for approximately an hour, with reports of shots being fired in suburbs around the area.
According to the ABC, there are further crime scenes at the Buff Club in Stuart Park and on Gardens Hill Crescent in The Gardens.
Police have said that they do not believe the incident to be terror-related and have said that there is no further risk to the public.
An NT Health spokesperson told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that two people had been taken to hospital in a stable condition.Image: AP / Michael Franchi