16yo stabbed by group of men over social media 'argument'.
A teenager has been stabbed to death while walking near a shopping precinct in Melbourne's west, after being approached by a group of 10 men.
Witnesses told 9NEWS, the group were carrying knives up their sleeves and stabbed the 16-year-old yesterday afternoon in Deer Park multiple times in the chest and stomach.
The attack is believed to have been sparked by an argument on social media.
"He's a good kid, he goes to church. He comes from a good family, a humble family. It's just so unfortunate this has happened to him," family friend Foa Galuega said.
The group fled the scene, but six were arrested a short time later. A few hours after the murder, a brawl broke out between about 30 people at the scene of the boy's death.
One person could be heard shouting "I'll kill you" while others yelled for them to stop. A police officer was taken to hospital and another man was treated for a cut to the head.
Footage of the second brawl has been posted on social media, showing people running into the taped-off crime scene.
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