It has been confirmed that the Melbourne CBD rampage has claimed its fifth victim, a three-month-old baby boy.
Victoria police issued a short statement late last night confirming the tragic news.
The infant was believed to have been in a pram on Bourke Street when he was hit by a car.
Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton revealed there were grave concerns for at least two other injured victims in hospital.
“It may be that those numbers of people killed may still increase beyond four,” he said yesterday before the death count rose from four to five deaths.
A 10-year-old girl is also among the dead – with her mother and sister currently fighting for their lives in hospital.
Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26, has been identified as the man who drove an allegedly stolen maroon Holden Commodore along Bourke Street on Friday afternoon, ploughing through people on the packed sidewalk as they desperately ducked for cover.
Dimitrious was due to face court on Friday, the same day as his alleged deadly rampage through Melbourne – he was on bail for assaulting his mother's partner on Saturday when his trail of destruction began, reports news.com.au
Later that morning he led police on a terrifying car chase through Melbourne with a female hostage, now believed to be his girlfriend, in the passenger seat.
Police gave up their pursuit soon after as the car was moving erratically and it was feared bystanders could be injured.
Helicopters kept track of his movements as officers hoped to find another opportunity to stop him, but instead watched in horror as he drove into the city.
He currently remains under police guard in hospital following a gunshot wound to his arm from when he was eventually arrested.