Identity of Darwin Shooter Revealed

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The identity of the
of the man arrested after the Darwin shooting on Tuesday night has
been revealed as 45 year old Ben Hoffman.

Last night Hoffman,
dressed in a high-vis work wear driving a white ute opened fire in
Darwin’s CBD where four people have been reported to have died with
at least one woman injured.

Hoffman had been
released on parole in January and was wearing a monitoring bracelet,
which allowed police to track his every move at all times, which
likely led to his capture. Police have described the incident to be
extremely rare for someone to commit a crime while wearing one.

Active crime scenes
included Gardens Hill Crescent, Buff Club, the Palms Motel and the
Peter McAulay Centre. One witness alleged the shooter went room to
room with a pump action shotgun in the motel shouting the name
“Alex.”

Police are still
trying to establish a motive for the shooting and expect to lay
charges against him on Wednesday.

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