A gunman was arrested after killing not less than 4 individuals and wounding a number of others Tuesday within the northern Australian metropolis of Darwin, officers and media stated.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated a suspect was in custody and the incident was not terrorism associated.
“It is a horrible act of violence that has already, I’m suggested, taken the lives of 4 individuals,” Morrison advised reporters in London, the place he was on a go to to participate in D-Day commemorations.
“Our recommendation is that this isn’t a terrorist act. There’s nothing to counsel that that’s the case in any way.”
A 45-year-old man was in custody following the capturing, Northern Territory Police Obligation Superintendent Lee Morgan advised Guardian Australia.
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Two individuals had been taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital with gunshot wounds and each had been in steady situation, a Well being Division assertion stated.
Police contacted by The Related Press declined to remark. Northern Territory Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw was anticipated to carry a information convention later Tuesday.
A person fired a pump motion shotgun on the Palms Resort within the Darwin suburb of Woolner within the late afternoon, Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Police attended three crime scenes within the tropical metropolis of 100,000 associated to the gunman, ABC stated.
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An ABC reporter stated she noticed police deal with and taser the gunman at a busy intersection.