Three killed after car mows down pedestrians in Melbourne

At least 20 people have injured by a car travelling at speed down Bourke Street mall in the city’s centre
Three people are dead, including a young child, and more than 20 injured after a car drove into pedestrians in Bourke Street mall, one of the busiest areas in Melbourne’s central business district.
scene after a car hit pedestrians in Bourke Street mall in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph: Luke Costin/AAP
scene after a car hit pedestrians in Bourke Street mall in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph: Luke Costin/AAP
On Friday afternoon Victoria police confirmed a young child was among the dead, but could not give any further details about the victims.
Images showed scenes of carnage in the street, with a badly damaged red car, people trying to help the injured and an upturned pram on the corner of William and Bourke streets.
In a statement police said they the driver had been shot and was being treated for non-life-threatening injures. They said it was a deliberate act, but not linked to terrorism.
Police said the incident was connected to a stabbing that took place in the suburb of Windsor earlier in the day involving parties known to one another. They believe the same man took a woman hostage in his car. The woman managed to escape from the car on the Bolte Bridge, west of the city centre, they said.
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