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Man, 20, fatally stabbed outside a Melbourne pharmacy after going to the gym

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Distraught family of young man, 20, stabbed to death outside a Melbourne pharmacy after going to the gym collapse at the scene as they lay flowers

  • A young man has been stabbed to death at Oakleigh in Melbourne’s southeast 
  • The 20-year-old victim, Thomas Tran, had gone to the gym before his death
  • Mr Tran’s mother said the family ‘have no idea why the incident happened’ 
  • Four men were arrested at the scene but have been released pending inquiries 

The heartbroken family of a man stabbed after going to the gym have broke down in tears at the spot where he was killed in Melbourne. 

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Thomas Tran, 20, died died when a fight broke out ‘between a group of people’ on Atherton Road in the southeastern suburb of Oakleigh.  

Mr Tran’s distraught mother Amy said the family ‘have no idea why this happened’.

Pictures taken on Tuesday show distraught relatives collapse to the ground as they laid flowers in his memory.  

The heartbreaking image captures Mr Tran's family (pictured) praying at the scene of the incident

The heartbreaking image captures Mr Tran’s family (pictured) praying at the scene of the incident

Police were called to a brawl outside Alimonakis Pharmacy at the Eaton Mall at about 8pm (pictured) on Monday night

Police were called to a brawl outside Alimonakis Pharmacy at the Eaton Mall at about 8pm (pictured) on Monday night

She told Channel 9 her son had gone to the gym before he was killed.

Emergency services were called to Atherton Road around 7.55pm, following reports of a brawl outside Alimonakis Pharmacy at the Eaton Mall, Victoria Police said.  

‘Police arrested a 15-year-old Dandenong teenager, a 20-year-old Dandenong South man and two 19-year-olds, from Lynbrook and Lyndhurst.’

They have since been released pending further inquiries.

Homicide squad detectives are continuing to investigate the fatal stabbing and are calling on members of the public for help.

‘Police are also appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Chester Street, Eaton Mall and Atherton Road between 7.30pm and 8pm that may have camera footage to come forward,’ Victoria Police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Mr Tran (pictured, left) has been mourned by his distraught mother Amy (right), who said the family 'have no idea why this happened'

Mr Tran (pictured, left) has been mourned by his distraught mother Amy (right), who said the family ‘have no idea why this happened’

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