"She Was Screaming Out She'd Been Shot" Eye Witness Describes Darwin Horror To Hot Breakfast

Man in custody, motives unclear


5 June 2019

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Four men are dead, a woman has been wounded and the alleged gunman responsible is in hospital after an "insane" bloody rampage across five different locations in Darwin.

The 45-year-old suspected gunman, who was on parole, was arrested after being on the run for about an hour following the mass shooting in and around a hotel in Darwin's CBD on Tuesday night.

While the motives are unclear - the alleged shooter has been named as Darwin local Ben Hoffmann.

The incident started with reports of a man firing shots at Finnis St at about 5.50pm just outside the Darwin CBD, with the four deaths occurring at the nearby Buffalo Club, Gardens Hill Crescent, the Palms Motel and Jolly Street.

Darwin local Matthew James, who knows the shooter was standing in a carpark nears the Palms when it all began. He spoke to Seb Costello about the scenes on The Hot Breakfast this morning:

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