Australia: 5 dead as car deliberately plows into crowd in Melbourne

Ambulance officers attend to the injured when a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne, January 20, 2017.

Story highlights

  • Driver crashed into crowds on Bourke Street, central Melbourne
  • Suspect had earlier stabbed someone and taken another hostage, police said

An earlier version of this story misstated that a baby had been killed earlier in the week.

(CNN)A 10-year-old girl and a three-month-old baby boy were among five people killed when a driver deliberately ran over pedestrians in a busy street in central Melbourne on Friday.

Photos from the scene showed wreckage of a baby's pram atop the car's bonnet, as emergency workers attended to injured people nearby on the ground.
Two men and a woman aged 25, 33 and 32 respectively, were among those killed, a spokeswoman for Victoria police confirmed. The 3-month-old had been in a critical condition early on Saturday before passing away later that evening.
    At least 20 people were injured in the incident, Victoria Police said, which unfolded around 2 p.m. local time Friday and ended when police shot and wounded the driver before taking him into custody.