4 killed in mass shooting in north Australia

TRG officers tackle a man on the Stuart Highway near the Daly St bridge

One person was reportedly killed at the motel while another person was wounded.

He only knew two of the four men he is accused of shooting and killing in a bloody rampage in Darwin this week, according to police.

Further charges were expected to be laid, a police statement said.

NT Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said charges are impending against the alleged gunman, understood to be NT-bred Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann, who has been under police guard at Royal Darwin Hospital since his dramatic arrest by heavily armed tactical police officers on Tuesday night.

Witnesses described the shooter using a pump action shotgun to fire multiple blasts at the Palms Hotel and Buffalo Club.

"He is an individual who is well known to police and has a number of interactions - adverse - with the police force", he said. He was released from prison on parole in January after serving at least a year.

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner described the incident as an "incredibly hard night". "This is not the Darwin we know", he said.

The man has been remanded in custody to appear via video link in Darwin local court at 10am on Friday.

A crime scene has also been set up at the Peter McAulay Centre, a Darwin police complex.

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The alleged Darwin shooter Ben Hoffman.

"We didn't believe this is terrorism related", said Kershaw.

That was the country's worst mass shooting since the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania, which left 35 people dead and led to a toughening of gun laws.

NT authorities stated they were still piecing together the sequence of events but emphasised the incident was not terror-related, with the police commissioner telling media the offender's motives were now unclear.

"My thoughts are with Territorians and the tight-knit community in Darwin".

A former friend told the newspaper: "He was just a normal guy growing up but at some stage, maybe 15 or 16 years ago, we drifted to a normal life, and he drifted to a life of drugs and crime".

The two injured people have been hospitalized in a stable condition.

Whilst on parole, Hoffman received one minor breach for breaking his curfew by less than an hour and was subject to a 14-day custodial sentence.

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