Melbourne CBD Horror: Four Dead, Including Child
Parts of the Melbourne CBD remain a crime scene tonight.
Victorian Premier David Andrews and Victorian Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton held a press conference this evening regarding the Melbourne CBD horror which three people, now updated to four, including a child, were killed.
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. The driver then headed up Swanston Street and turned left into the Bourke Street Mall.
The driver then allegedly ploughed into pedestrians, police say intentionally, at speed.
The car then continued over the intersection of Elizabeth Street, until it was rammed by police.
The 26-year-old offender was shot in the arm by police during his arrest and was taken to hospital. His injuries are non-life threatening.
Among the deceased are a man and a woman in their 30’s and a child.
They were killed at separate locations of Bourke Street and it’s believed that they are not related.
About 15 people were injured by the vehicle, five of which remain critical.
Among the critically injured is 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.
The commissioner said police had pursued vehicle, but terminated the chase because of the alleged erratic nature of the offender's driving as he entered the city via the inner-western suburbs.
Those concerned about family and friends 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.