BREAKING: reports of a car driving erratically and shots fired near Federation Square in Melbourne.
Police confirm three deceased and 20 people injured following the incident in Melbourne CBD.
BREAKING: Major police operation in Melbourne’s CBD. Reports of a car driving erratically. Reports of pedestrians hit in Bourke St. pic.twitter.com/TdUdRftMBa
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) January 20, 2017
#BREAKING: A number of people have been injured in Melbourne’s CBD after reports of a police chase of a rogue car. https://t.co/0fdD0n6G69 pic.twitter.com/f9TMijxQJM — news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) January 20, 2017
People ran for their lives as the hoon sped through busy and oncoming traffic, narrowly missing pedestrians.
The hoon sped off down Swanson street before Police could arrive on the scene.
A police helicopter is hovering above the city.
Update: A man has been arrested following an incident in the CBD this afternoon.
At this early stage it is believed a man driving a vehicle has struck a number of pedestrians in the vicinity of Bourke and Queens Streets just before 2pm.
Emergency services are assisting multiple patients but at least one person has been confirmed deceased. Pedestrian access has been closed on Bourke Street between William and Swanston Streets.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined and we will provide further information when it comes to hand.
Police request that people avoid the area. The situation is now contained.
The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, have also confirmed four patients have been admitted to the hospital following an incident on Bourke Street in Melbourne CBD.
“Our 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.”
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