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Four people were killed in Australia after a car plowed into a crowd


At least four people, including a baby being pushed in a stroller, were killed after a car crashed into a crowd of people in Melbourne, Australia on Friday.

At least 20 other people were injured, Victoria Police said. Police shot the driver, who was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the incident was not an act of terrorism and is related to a stabbing that took place earlier Friday morning. 

Four people were killed in Australia after a car plowed into a crowd

WATCH | Here's a look at the scene of the crash. 

There was just all this noise and mayhem and then all of a sudden police flying everywhere and just bodies lying all over the ground.
Anonymous witness

Police said the driver, who had stabbed a man earlier that day, took a woman hostage, but she escaped his car before the crash. He had been driving erratically, including doing donuts in the road, before going onto the curb and hitting dozens of people.

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A pram lies upturned on a street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians on Friday, killing people, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

The driver and victims have not been publicly named, but a doctor told reporters the injured included a 2-year-old, a 9-year-old and 12-year-old.

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