Cousin screams in horror as 16-year-old is brutally stabbed to death in front of her eyes at busy station – before police rush to track down knife man: ‘It all happened so fast’
- Police are investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old
- Pasawm Lyhym was attacked at a bus interchange in Melbourne
A woman watched in horror as her 16-year-old cousin was stabbed to death in broad daylight at a busy Melbourne bus station.
The family member, who declined to be named, said she was on a bus when she saw someone stab her cousin, Pasawm Lyhym, at the Sunshine Station bus terminal on Thursday afternoon.
She said she didn’t see the attacker’s face, but she saw the knife in their hand.
“I screamed and said, ‘That’s him, that’s him (her cousin),’ she said The Herald Sun.
“I tried to run and get help. I didn’t want to look. It all happened so fast.’
Shocked bystanders gathered with relatives at Sunshine Station where a 16-year-old was stabbed
Pasawm Lyhym died after being stabbed in front of commuters (pictured)
Officers interviewed bystanders at the bus interchange on Thursday afternoon
His older brother Mawn Lyhym, 24, said his brother, who was on his way home, was chased by at least one assailant.
“He was funny, very kind, a welcoming and friendly person,” Mr Lyhym said of his brother.
Pasawm attended Staughton College in Melbourne and often visited the hub to hang out with friends after school.
Several family members gathered at the interchange on Thursday as detectives inspected the crime scene.
Emergency services were called to Station Place at about 3:45pm after reports of an injured man.
Victoria Police say the exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined and the homicide department is investigating.
The area around Sunshine train station has been cordoned off while crime scene investigators investigate the area.
Officers were still at the scene until Thursday evening
The area was cordoned off and carefully searched for clues and evidence
There have been reports of youths with knives hanging around the bus interchange.
Trains on the Sunbury line ran non-stop through Sunshine station for nearly an hour at the request of police.
Police have asked anyone who witnessed the incident or has CCTV, mobile phone or camera footage to contact police.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Last month, a woman was punched in the face at a takeaway restaurant in nearby Sunshine North.
That incident happened on April 11 after a couple ordered food from the shop on Furlong Road around 7pm.
A woman collected the food at the counter before the man reached forward with her and slashed the female servant in the face with a sharp weapon.
The 49-year-old woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries to her face.
A local resident said on Thursday she was concerned because she felt this “happens a lot here.”