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04 Jun 2019 | 03:25 PM UTC

Australia: Four people killed in Darwin shooting spree June 4 /update 2

Australia News Alert

At least four people killed in Darwin shooting spree on June 4; event not believed to be terror-related incident

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Darwin

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Event

Police confirmed the deaths of at least four people killed during a shooting spree across Darwin (Northern Territory) on Tuesday evening (local time), June 4. Security forces arrested the suspect - who was armed with a pump-action shotgun - after he drove to the police headquarters at Peter Macauley Centre in Berrimah. According to officials, the suspect was known to police and had been wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet for previous convictions. Authorities do not believe the event was a terror-related incident.

The assailant reportedly fired indiscriminately at patrons of the Palms Motel before fleeing the scene; the suspect proceeded to attack others at Buff Club, Gardens Crescent Road, and Jolly Street

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the abovementioned areas over the coming hours and days.

Context

An assailant opened fire around 17:45 (local time) at the Palms Motel in Darwin on June 4 before continuing his shooting spree in the city. Unconfirmed local reports indicate the assailant previously stayed at the hotel but was recently evicted.

Advice

Individuals in Darwin are advised to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instruction issued by local authorities.

 

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