Young man dies in Oakleigh brawl, four men arrested


A young man has died after a fight broke out in the Greek neighbourhood of Oakleigh last night.

Police were called to Atherton Road at about 7.55pm, following reports of a fight between a group of people.

Emergency services arrived and a man, who is yet to be identified, died at the scene.

Four other men were arrested a short time after, with homicide detectives now investigating the circumstances of the death.

Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos, sent his “sincerest sympathy” to the family and loved ones of the young man in a statement last night.

There are reports of a tragic incident in Eaton Mall, Oakleigh where a young man has been killed.Firstly, my sincerest…

Posted by Steve Dimopoulos MP on Monday, 29 June 2020

“This is tragic. No person should ever die in these circumstances… This is a location that is loved across Melbourne. It is on the map as a safe place for people to dine and come together. There is no place for violence in our community. Not now. Not ever,” Mr Dimopoulos wrote.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at


20-year-old Thomas “Tommy” Tran, has been identified as the young man killed in Oakleigh last night.

His distraught mother told Nine News her son was meant to be at the gym when he was killed and she has no idea why her only child was attacked.

A 15-year-old Dandenong boy, two 19-year-old men from Lynbrook and Lyndhurst and a 20-year-old Dandenong South man were arrested, but have been released from custody pending further inquiries.

Thomas “Tommy” Tran and his mother Amy. Photos by Nine News.




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