Police said officers "initially responded to a report of a vehicle on fire" in the city centre at around 4:20pm local time, as people began to leave work for the weekend.
Counter-terrorism police and intelligence officers are still piecing together how the incident occurred, but said the attacker was known to intelligence services.
Just after 5.20pm (local time), a body was seen lying under a white sheet on Bourke Street, near the entrance to Russell Place.
After putting out the fire in the auto, authorities found what Ashton described as "barbecue-style" bottles of gasoline inside the vehicle, which prompted authorities to call the bomb response unit to the scene.
"I kept watching", said witness Tony Nguyen, after what he described as a "car bomb".
Police had been called to the vehicle at 4.20pm Friday, local time, by which time the man had already started attacking bystanders.
Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews said the attack was "an evil and terrifying thing that has happened in our city and state today".
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The gunman used an extended magazine in the shooting, Dean said. "Only him and I know how I love, how much I miss him", he said. Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer were the first to arrive at the bar and went inside just before 11:30 p.m.
One Paradise resident who fled the encroaching blaze told the Bee: "It was so hot". "Once it got going it picked up very rapidly". Scott McLean, a spokesman for Cal Fire, said the fire in Northern California's Butte County has "destroyed the town".
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The highway patrol officer stepped back, pulled Helus from the line of fire and secured his post until more officers arrived. At least 11 people were wounded in a shooting in a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California , reports CBS Los Angeles.
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