DARWIN, Jun 4, 2019, SMH. A witness said the gunman went from ‘‘room to room, shooting every room’’ in the Palms Motel, on McMinn Street in central Darwin. Several witnesses described hearing gunshots and one witness described seeing a woman shot in the legs, and described wounds consistent with shotgun pellets. One person died here, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.
There are four other crime scenes, including the Peter Macauley Centre, a major police operations base. Another man was killed at The Buff Club, one died at Gardens Hill Crescent and one at Jolly Street.
Police received a triple zero call about 5.45pm, local time (6.15pm AEST) about the shooting. The suspected gunman was arrested around 6.45pm local time. Road blocks were placed around central Darwin.
Police said they do not believe the incident was terrorism-related.
More than 100 police are now involved at the crime scenes.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the shooting was a ‘‘terrible act of violence’’ and he had been in contact with police and NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner.