Melbourne: A man is in custody after a car intentionally hit several pedestrians in Melbourne today, killing three people and severely injuring up to 20.
A maroon coloured sedan was being pursued by the police in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) when the vehicle entered a pedestrian-only section of the famous Bourke Street shopping mall, driving erratically along the popular strip.
According to international web media, Victoria Police said that the incident was not related to terrorism.
A witness to the chase, Rebecca Russo told journalists, “We were just standing on Bourke Street, and we heard a bit of a crash coming from the mall. I saw a maroon car driving up the pedestrian path on the Flinders Street side.”
Ambulance Victoria confirmed that 20 people were being treated after the incident with four of those being children.
Images shot by a helicopter over the CBD showed the wrecked vehicle in the wake of the incident with part of a child’s pram on the bonnet with unconfirmed reports that a three-year-old child in the pram was dragged up to 100 metres by the car.