Posted October 29, 2018 17:16:51 A man has died and four people are in hospital after a shooting spree at a Sydney-area bank.
Police are treating the attack as a domestic-related homicide.
The gunman, who was known to police as Michael, opened fire at a branch of Aldi on Monday morning.
He shot at bank tellers, who he then shot at.
He then walked into a nearby apartment and shot the people in it.
Police have not yet said whether he was under the influence of an illicit drug or if he acted alone.
Mr Justice Anthony Johnson ruled the shooting was not an act of terrorism, despite the man’s claims to the contrary.
“There is no evidence that he acted on his own,” he said.
“It is clear from the evidence that it was an act on the part of Mr Michael.”
The man was shot dead by police.
He is understood to have acted alone on Monday.
The shooting spree began with a gunman calling the Aldi branch, which is located near a train station, and demanding money.
The bank teller was then shot and three of the bank’s employees were injured.
Police later found a Glock 19 pistol in the bank, along with two firearms and a backpack containing a box of ammunition, police said.
Police say they are treating it as an act with an intent to harm.
They have charged the gunman with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, and possession of a firearm in a public place.
The man’s father, Michael, told ABC News the man was “completely insane” and that his son “didn’t know the law”.
“He was a very bad person,” he told the ABC.
“He wanted to hurt people.
He wanted to kill people.”
He wasn’t really thinking about the consequences of his actions.
He didn’t know what he was doing.
He had no understanding of what he’s doing.
“Michael was also reportedly on a drug and alcohol problem.
He has been in jail for more than six months.
The family have appealed for information on his whereabouts, but he has not been charged with a crime.
Police continue to investigate the shooting.
The gun found at the bank has been described as an AR-15-type assault rifle.
It was not immediately clear what was in the backpack.
I would urge anyone with information about this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers,” Detective Sergeant Mark Taylor said.