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Girlfriend of young man stabbed to death breaks down in tears amid fears of Melbourne gang violence

The girlfriend of a 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death on his way home from the gym has broken down in tears about the wrath of Melbourne’s gang violence.

Thomas Tran died after a fight broke out between a group of people in Oakleigh, in the city’s south-east, at about 8pm on Monday.  

Mr Tran is the third young man to died in a fatal stabbing in Melbourne in just two weeks. 

Solomone Taufeulungaki, 15, was stabbed and killed in Deer Park on June 16 and 21-year-old man, Machar Kot, died in the CBD on June 22. 

Thomas Tran, 20, (pictured, right, with his mum Amy, left) was fatally stabbed in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh on Monday evening

Thomas Tran, 20, (pictured, right, with his mum Amy, left) was fatally stabbed in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh on Monday evening








Family members and friends visited the site where Mr Tran died on Tuesday and his girlfriend of more than two years, Trish Nguyen, tearfully begged for the violence to stop. 

‘They’re too worried about being cool. It’s not fair anymore, it needs to stop,’ she told media. 

‘We’ve lost a loved one, it’s really not worth it. 

‘You shouldn’t do that to people’s families.

‘I hope you get what you f***ing deserve for doing that to him.’ 

She paid tribute to her boyfriend, saying he always put others before himself.

Mr Tran's girlfriend Trish Nguyen (pictured) tearfully begged for the violence to stop

Mr Tran’s girlfriend Trish Nguyen (pictured) tearfully begged for the violence to stop

Family members and friends visited the site where Mr Tran died on Tuesday (pictured)

Family members and friends visited the site where Mr Tran died on Tuesday (pictured) 

‘He really cared about people and he really loved everyone,’ she said.

‘He put everyone before him.’

Police arrested a 15-year-old Dandenong teenager, a 20-year-old Dandenong South man and two 19-year-olds from Lynbrook and Lyndhurst, who have since been released pending further inquiries.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Chester Street, Eaton Mall and Atherton Road between 7.30pm and 8pm on Monday who may have camera footage to come forward.








Solomone Taufeulungaki (pictured), 15, was stabbed and killed in Deer Park on June 16

Solomone Taufeulungaki (pictured), 15, was stabbed and killed in Deer Park on June 16

One of Solomone's friends (pictured) told A Current Affair the gang allegedly behind the teenager's death want 'another one'

One of Solomone’s friends (pictured) told A Current Affair the gang allegedly behind the teenager’s death want ‘another one’

Just days before Mr Tran was killed, 15-year-old Taufeulungaki was laid to rest by his heartbroken family.  

Taufeulungaki was allegedly attacked by a group of youths outside the Brimbank Shopping Centre at Deer Park in daylight on Tuesday June 16. 

Taufeulungaki’s friends claimed he was ‘jumped’ by a gang called ‘The Brotherhood’.  

One of Solomone’s friends told A Current Affair the gang allegedly behind the teenager’s death want ‘another one’. 

‘They carry like machetes, guns, just like small guns,’ the friend said.

‘If it was my choice, I would go for revenge but this is the parents’ choice and they forgive them.’

Taufeulungaki’s parents also asked for the violence to stop, telling the program they miss their humble and kind son. 

‘I miss him, I can’t explain from my heart, I miss my son,’ Atunaisa Taufeulungaki said.  

Machar Kot (pictured), died in Melbourne's CBD on Monday June 22

Machar Kot (pictured), died in Melbourne’s CBD on Monday June 22 

Pictured: An image from a video of a brawl between young people in Melbourne

Pictured: An image from a video of a brawl between young people in Melbourne

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