Everything We Know About The Melbourne CBD Horror
Four people are dead after a car mowed down pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday afternoon.
One of those killed is a child.
Parts of the CBD remain a crime scene tonight
This is the key information we know so far…
About 1.45pm, police say a car entered the Melbourne CBD driving erratically before allegedly doing burnouts on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets.
Police say driver then headed up Swanston Street and turned left into the Bourke Street Mall.
It's alleged the driver began to plough into pedestrians, police say intentionally, at speed.
Police intercepted the car outside the RACV Club on Bourke Street.
The driver, a 26-year-old man, was shot in the arm during his arrest.
Four - including a man and woman in their 30s and a child. Details are scant on the fourth person.
It's believed the victims aren't related.
Police say 15 people were injured by the vehicle, five of which were critical.
Among the critically injured was an infant, who was taken to hospital in a police car as they couldn’t wait for the ambulance to arrive, such was the infant’s condition.
Victims were taken to Royal Melbourne, St Vincent's, The Alfred and four to the Royal Children's Hospital.
A statement from the children’s hospital reads: “Emergency Department is very busy. If you were planning to bring your child here with a less urgent condition, but can see your GP or local hospital, we would appreciate if you could do so. We will provide updates as appropriate.”
The alleged driver of the car, The Herald Sun is reporting him as being Dimitrious Gargasoulas, is in custody and remains in hospital for a gunshot wound. He is not critical.
Concerned friends or family can call 1800 727 077 for more information.
Witnesses can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000, alternatively, those who have video are urged to upload it via the Victoria Police Facebook page...