Van ploughs into pedestrians in Barcelona

A policeman stands as he blocks the traffic after a van plowed into the crowd, injuring several people in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Albert Llop/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Several have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in a Barcelona street.

Police cars and ambulances were quickly on the scene of the incident near the Las Ramblas tourist district.

It has been said that gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area.

Armed police rushed to the scene while emergency services have asked to close Metro and train stations in the city.

More to follow.