Police Shoots Driver to Death After His Car Ploughs Into China Crowd Killing 6 People

Updated On 22 Mar, 2019 Published On

A man ploughed his car into a crowd in central China on Friday, March 22, leaving six people killed and eight others injured before he was fatally shot to death by police.

According to Zaoyang City government, the suspect, who was identified as Cui Lidong, 44, wounded his wife and daughter at their home before he rammed his into pedestrians.

Following the tragic incident, the injured people were rushed to nearby hospitals where they are being treated. The case is under investigation.

The Paper, a Shanghai-based news outlet, shared a video of the incident; it showed a body covered in a blanket left on the roadside as well as a group trying to lift a person onto a stretcher.

The Asian nation has suffered multiple similar incidents in recent months.

Last September, a car struck a crowd in a public square in Hengdong killing 11 people and injuring dozens.

Police detained the 40-year-old driver and described him as a "vengeful repeat offender". He had daggers in his car to "cause serious damage".

Additionally, in late November, a car ploughed into a children group who were crossing a street in the northeastern Liaoning province. Five were killed and at least 19 were injured at the time.

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