Footage has emerged purporting to show the moment an out-of-control car mounted a pavement before ploughing into pedestrians.
A baby is among three people killed and at least 20 injured, including four children, following the horrific incident in Melbourne.
Ambulance services have confirmed they are treating ‘multiple’ people injured after the incident which began at around 1.30pm local time on Friday.
CCTV posted on social media appears to show bystanders running for their lives as a car mounts the pavement.
Some flee into a nearby shop while others flee out of camera shot as the maroon vehicle drives straight at them.
The footage is as yet unverified but appears to have been filmed at the same time as the horror was unfolding.
A vehicle matching the description was later seen at the crash site, having suffered severe damage.
Chaotic pictures from the scene near Bourke Street show a heavy presence of emergency services including armed police.
There are some reports of shots having been fired during the incident.
Video posted online by @bwadamson shows a number of officers dragging a man away from the vehicle.
He appears to be a young, white male wearing grey jeans, red underpants, a white shirt and white trainers.
Another picture appears to show the man receiving medical treatment.
Victoria Police said on Twitter: “Police are aware that a number of people have been injured in the CBD (central business district).
“The exact circumstances of the events are still being determined.
“Pedestrian access has been closed along Bourke Street between Williams and Swanston.
“Police are asking for the public to avoid the area.”
The Victoria Ambulance service added: “Paramedics are treating a number of people after they were hit by a car in Bourke Street in the CBD.”
One witness told The Age newspaper: “Police chased the car down Bourke Street, where they opened fire on the vehicle between William and King Streets.
“The car then went off the road onto the footpath where a witness says it collected a baby in a carrying device or pram.
“The baby flew out from under the car and is being treated by paramedics on the side of the road. “
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