Children and their parents watch with horror as a man is beaten to death with an ax in a “rage” near an elementary school while he shouted “please stop”
- A 24-year-old man was chased by three men armed with an ax in Melbourne
- He was reportedly beaten to death with the ax and stabs on Thursday at 6 pm
- Three men were arrested shortly afterwards and charged with one count of murder
- Detectives ask drivers with dashcam recordings to come forward
Allegedly a man was beaten to death by three men armed with an ax and sticks while children and parents looked horrified.
Emergency services were called to Sunshine Avenue in St. Albans, in the north-west of Melbourne on Thursday around 6 p.m. after reports of a serious attack.
Witnesses told the authorities that the 24-year-old victim was reportedly being chased by three men who shot him and killed him.
Emergency services were called to Sunshine Avenue in St. Albans, in the northwest of Melbourne on Thursday at 6 p.m. after reports of a serious attack
The 24-year-old victim was reportedly being chased by three men who shot him and killed him (scene of the alleged murder in the photo)
The victim begged them to “please stop” but the men would have attacked him with sticks and an ax.
Shocked parents from the nearby primary school and daycare hurried to help save the man who was left in a pool of blood.
Paramedics worked 40 minutes on the victim, but he died, 7News reported. It still needs to be formally identified.
Two 22-year-old men and another 20-year-old man were arrested shortly afterwards and were each accused of one count of murder. They appear on Friday at Melbourne Magistrates Court.
Investigators have linked death to an alleged attack of road rage and theft that occurred around 4 p.m. on Thursday at Walters Street, St Albans.
CCTV shows various motorists and pedestrians driving past the murder scene. The police have asked them to come forward.
Emergency services were called following reports of a serious attack around 6 pm on Thursday (crime scene pictured)
Three men were arrested shortly after the alleged murder. They were later charged (crime scene pictured)
Aysha Abdul-Wahed was on her way to pick up her two children from the nearby daycare when she heard people screaming and running around.
She saw the victim run through the traffic while three men chased him.
“We tried to help the man, but it didn’t work. We shouted at the men to stop, but they didn’t. They were adamant to catch him, “she said Herald Sun..
“I’d say they beat him 10 times. There was blood everywhere.
“It was just terrible, it was still very light, there were parents everywhere, a lot of traffic passed, I couldn’t believe it.”
St Paul’s Keabla Catholic School informed parents of the fatality and told them that the school would close on Friday if the investigation continues.
“All employees are safe,” director Denis Daily wrote in the memorandum.
‘Because the site is still an important crime scene and this will probably stay all night and until tomorrow (Friday) morning, there is no access to the school.
“The Major Crimes Squad and the Murder Department of the Victoria Police have secured the site without access.
‘The school will resume on Monday 24 February at the usual time of 8.50 a.m.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you understand that the issue is beyond our control.”
St Paul’s Keabla Catholic School informed parents about the fatality and that the school would be closed on Friday as the investigation continues