A man rammed a car into a crowd on Friday morning, killing six and injuring seven in the central China province of Hubei. The driver was fatally shot by police.
Ambulances arrived at the scene, and the injured were taken to the hospital following the early morning incident.
The police received calls at around 6 am about someone driving into passers by in Taiping town, Zaoyang city. Police arrived and shot the driver dead, to bring the situation under control.
There have been several similar instances in China in the recent past.
In September last year, 11 people died and dozens were injured when a car struck a crowd in a public square in the central Hunan province city of Hengdong. The police detained the 40 year old driver.
Again in November, a car ploughed a group of children who were crossing a road in front of school, five people were killed and 19 injured.