Twenty four people remain in Melbourne hospitals after a man drove a car into a crowd at a mall on Bourke St about 1.30pm yesterday, killing four.

Seven of the injured - including a 3-month-old baby - are in a critical condition and at least another six have serious injuries. A two-year-old is among those seriously hurt.

A 10-year-old girl was among those killed. A man and a woman in their 30s also died at the scene, with a fourth person dying in hospital from their injuries last night.

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At least four other people who were hospitalised after the carnage have now been discharged.

The driver of the car was 26-year-old James 'Jimmy' Gargasoulas who also goes by the name Dimitrious, The Age reported.

James 'Jimmy' Gargasoulas aka Dimitrious Gargasoulas. Photo / Facebook
James 'Jimmy' Gargasoulas aka Dimitrious Gargasoulas. Photo / Facebook

He was shot in the arm by police and is now in hospital under police guard with non life-threatening injuries.

A relative said the Gargasoulas had a history of drug problems and had been in out of jail for car theft and drug offences, The Age reported.

He was charged over a family violence incident less than a week ago and was well-known to police.

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Witnesses said a pram - and a child - were hit by the car and dragged at least 100 metres. The child is believed to be the 3-month-old in a critical condition Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

The infant underwent surgery last night.

"Where is my baby, where is my baby," a frantic mother was heard screaming.

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said: "Our hearts are breaking this afternoon that a number of people have died. Others remain in a critical condition - very, very seriously ill, gravely ill - in hospitals around our city.

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Up to 20 people have been injured - and at least one killed - after they were run down in a busy inner-city Melbourne mall during a police chase that ended in gunfire. Credit: Sky News

"But we are stronger than this. Through our response, through the work of our emergency services [and] the instinctive way in which Victorians have reached out to support each other, we can be confident that we are stronger than this evil criminal act."‚Äč