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

A young man who was stabbed to death in Melbourne on Monday evening has been identified as Thomas Tran.

The 20-year-old 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’.

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

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

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’

Mr Tran's mother Amy (pictured, right) said her son had gone to the gym before he was fatally stabbed

Mr Tran’s mother Amy (pictured, right) said her son had gone to the gym before he was fatally stabbed

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