A man has killed four people and injured 29 after driving a car through Melbourne’s Bourke Street mall.
WHAT WE KNOW:
• Four dead, including a 10-year-old child, after driver deliberately mows down pedestrians in famous shopping area;
• 29 people injured – 6 critically including a three-month-old baby who is in surgery;
• Driver has been arrested after being shot in the arm by officers – he has a history of mental health and drug issues and is well-known to police;
• Man linked to stabbing in the early hours of this morning in Melbourne suburb of Windsor – and the kidnapping of a woman
BEFORE THE INCIDENT
– Police say the man was involved in a stabbing incident in Windsor on Friday morning.
– Man then captured on footage doing donuts and burn outs outside Flinders Street Station in a stolen maroon Holden Commodore.
– Man seen yelling out his car window at pedestrians.
HOW THE INCIDENT UNFOLDED
– Car turned onto Swanston Street at around 1:45pm and turned left into the busy Bourke St pedestrian mall.
– It then drove deliberately into pedestrians as it sped along the mall, with people leaping out of the way and running for their lives.
– Car crossed over Elizabeth St and mounted the curb, continuing along the footpath hitting more people.
– Man apprehended near the corner of Bourke and William Streets. Seen cuffed on the ground, shirtless and wearing a pair of red underwear.
INJURIES AND FATALITIES
– 29 people injured, including four children who were taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
– Of those 29, six are critical.
– Four people killed, including a child.
Royal Melbourne Hospital – 11 patients
• The RMH made capacity to respond to this incident quickly and effectively, and are managing these cases.
• Of the 11 patients, we have three (3) critical, two (2) serious, and six (6) stable.
Royal Children’s Hospital – 5 patients
• 3-month-old critical
• 2-year-old serious
• 9-year-old stable
• 13-year-old being assessed
• 23-year-old with minor injuries
The Alfred – 7 patients
• 2 critical but stable
• 2 serious
• 3 stable
St Vincent – 6 patients
• 3 women in their 30s
• 2 men in their 40s
• A 31-year-old man
• All are stable with severe injuries