The first person to call the police over the Darwin massacre told of the 40 terrible minutes that she and her boyfriend crouched in the shower and feared they would die.
Northern Territory police will claim that the gunman's killing spree began at around 5.40 p.m. on Tuesday at the Palms Motel. The first sign of anger for the locals was a loud bang.
Fearing a car accident, Jasmine Kielly, who lives on the second floor, went outside to investigate – just to close her eyes to a man wearing a hi-vis and supposedly wearing a shotgun.
Jasmine Kielly (pictured) and her boyfriend were staying at the Palms Motel in Darwin when a man reportedly went from room to room and fired shots
Ms. Kielly had been on the second floor when she heard what she thought was a car accident. When she went outside to investigate, she looked at a man with a gun
The chaos occurred on Tuesday shortly before 6 p.m. in the Palms Motel (picture) on Finniss Street when a man in warning clothing reportedly started his killing spree
Ms. Kielly and her partner packed up their belongings on Wednesday and found somewhere else to stay after the terrible shootings on Tuesday evening
Police believe the gunman shot 33-year-old Blue Taxis driver Hassan Baydoun in the back of the motel on Firness Street at around 5.45 p.m. The taxi driver was on his lunch break at the time
"He turns and looks at me, puts his gun on his shoulder, and then I panicked and ran," Jasmine recalled. Police now claim that the man is Ben Hoffman, 45, a recently released prisoner who was looking for a man named "Alex".
Jasmine told Daily Mail Australia that she had fled to her room, slammed the glass door, and told her partner Brendan Ozanne what she saw. The couple hid in the dripping shower and called Triple Zero for help.
"At that point, I thought I was going to die," said Jasmine. & # 39; It was just BANG – BANG – BANG – I was scared.
"You would hear someone coming up the stairs and it was like" damn he is coming ".
The police cordoned off areas of the motel on Wednesday. Broken glass and bullet holes remain at the scene
When shots were fired on Tuesday evening, many feared for their lives. Witnesses have described how they watched a suspected shooter shoot from room to room
Ms. Kielly and her partner Brendan Ozanne hid in their dripping shower while the chaos unfolded
They had no idea what was happening outside or where the police were. "It was like" where are the sirens? "" We just waited and waited. "
According to a police timeline released on Wednesday night, the raging gunman was likely moving away from her home.
THREE DEADS IN FIFTEEN MINUTES: GUNMAN ALWAYS SHOOTING HIS WAY THROUGH DARWIN
Police believe the gunman shot 33-year-old Blue Taxis driver Hassan Baydoun in the back of the motel on Firness Street at around 5.45 p.m. The taxi driver was on his lunch break at the time. (The base of the company is next to the motel.)
Around this time, a 22-year-old woman also suffered leg injuries, but is expected to survive.
The 45-year-old Ben Hoffmann (photo) is said to have killed four people and injured each other in a killing spree on Tuesday evening
The man, who was known to the police and was released on parole earlier this year, was arrested in five locations after an hour-long rampage (pictured)
Hoffmann is said to have fatally shot four men at four different locations (picture) and injured a woman
Five minutes later, at 5:50 p.m., the police claimed that the gunman drove up the street to Gardens Hill Crescent for about two minutes, where he shot a 75-year-old man in a town house.
Nine minutes later, shortly before 6 p.m., the shooter is said to have stormed the nearby Buff Club pub and killed a 57-year-old man.
He is said to have driven about 1.5 km north to Jolly Road in Woolner and shot a fourth man, 52, at an industrial site.
The victim's friend, Johnny Reid of Darwin Recycling, said the shooter fired four shots at his companion after 6 p.m.
Investigators were at the first scene where a grenade was seen on the floor
During the 40-minute rampage on Tuesday evening, shots were fired at several locations in Darwin
According to a police timeline released on Wednesday night, the man reportedly drove about 1.5 km north to Jolly Road in Woolner and shot a fourth man, 52, at an industrial site
Police taped the industrial site on Wednesday, while investigators continue to find out what happened
"He came in and looked at me straight away … I thought I was definitely dead," Mr. Reid told NT News.
"I asked him what he was doing, but he went right past me and shot my buddy."
CALLS TO THE COPS AND UNLOCKED IN THE POLICE HQ: THE BIZARRE END OF THE GUNMAN
Oddly enough, police say the shooter went to one of the Northern Territory Police headquarters, the Peter Mcaulay Center, which is about a 20-minute drive north.
The investigators claim that he allegedly tried to enter the concrete-like concrete building, but failed. Detectives don't know why he was there.
The gunman reportedly drove to Gardens Hill Crescent, where he shot a 75-year-old man in a town house
Mourners left flowers for the victims in front of the property on Wednesday morning
A policeman looks sad when he stands guard in front of one of the crime scenes the day after the tragedy
"At this point, it is unclear why he tried to enter the police station," the investigators said in a statement.
The police claimed that the shooter then turned and drove all the way back to Darwin's city center.
At some point he called the police chief. "He asked to be put in protective custody, which we did," said Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw.
The shooter is said to have stormed the nearby Buff Club Pub (picture) and killed a 57-year-old man
The man is said to have driven about 1.5 km north to Jolly Road in Woolner and shot a fourth man, 52, at an industrial site. The Buff Club (pictured) was closed after filming
The capital of the Northern Territory was flooded by police after a night of chaos when areas in and around the CBD were forced to close in search of a suspected gunman on Tuesday evening
A camouflaged brigade of police officers finally arrested the alleged gunman at 6.44 p.m., more than an hour after the chaos began.
The alleged gunman is being held at the Royal Darwin Hospital and is expected to be charged overnight.
The relationship between the armed man and the victims is still under investigation. The identity of three victims remains to be revealed, although it is believed that at least one is a Greek Australian.
Police tapes were discovered at several locations in Darwin. on vehicles (in the picture), fences and houses
The shooter has & # 39; Alex & # 39; never found.
Police have confirmed that the mysterious figure was intergovernmental at the time of the shootout.
Meanwhile, Jasmine and her partner have decided to leave the palm trees. The Brisbane couple had only been in the facility for a week.
Visibly emotional, the two packed up their things and moved out on Wednesday.
WHAT WE KNOW:
The police were called to the Palms Motel on McMinn Street in Darwin at around 5.45 p.m. after a gunman reportedly stormed the building.
The accused allegedly shouted the name "Alex" when he fired shots and entered every room in the motel.
A man, taxi driver and father of two, Hassan Baydoun, died in this place. Witnesses said they saw a woman who had just been shot in the legs and is now in a stable condition in the hospital.
Witnesses say the alleged gunman fled the scene with a Toyota ute.
A third crime scene was set up in the Buff Club on the Stuart Highway, which remained open Tuesday evening because guests had no access to their cars.
A man was killed in the club. The shootings were reportedly in the parking lot.
Another crime scene was set up at Gardens Hill Crescent, where a third man was killed, just 550 meters from the Palms Motel.
Police say the woman was injured here, but was carried to the motel.
The fourth male victim died in a private home on Jolly Street in Woolner.
Resident Johnny Reid said the gunman reportedly knocked his door down and looked directly at the recycling worker before turning around and firing four shots at his friend.
The alleged gunman was on the run for about an hour while roadblocks were being built in the city.
At the end of the hour, he reportedly tried to enter Peter McAulay's police center.
He is believed to have attempted to hand himself over, but Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said he was "armed and kicked the door" at the time.
Then he called Superintendent Lee Morgan on duty, presumably to hand himself over.
The 45-year-old was arrested at 6.45 p.m. local time at an intersection on Daly Street – about 850 meters from the Palms Motel. The video of the arrest showed that the man was insulted and pulled out under a white groove.
He is currently under police protection in the hospital and has applied to be taken into protective custody.
The alleged gunman had spent time in prison and was released on parole in January.
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