In a shocking incident, a group of masked assailants, armed with knives and a box cutter, launched a brazen attack inside a Melbourne gym, leaving a 24-year-old victim injured. This unsettling event transpired last week, as reported by 9News.
Disturbing surveillance footage obtained by 9News captures the dramatic moment when the group of men stormed into the reception area of the Derrimut 24:7 Gym, located in Coolaroo. The aggressors relentlessly pursued the 24-year-old victim, creating a scene of chaos and fear within the facility.
While the victim sustained injuries during the harrowing ordeal, he declined medical assistance and refrained from pressing charges, a decision that has perplexed many.
An anonymous witness to the incident shared his ordeal, describing how he was “frozen” in fear as he watched the violence unfold. “I didn’t know what to do; I was stunned,” he revealed, “I was in shock.”
Local businesses in the vicinity have expressed their growing concern over the escalation of violence in the area. Zane Taleb, a business owner, expressed his apprehension, saying, “It’s pretty crazy. I’m not gonna lie. It’s a bit scary. It’s happening closer and closer to our work and everything like this.”
Melbourne law enforcement agencies have launched a thorough investigation into the incident and are working diligently to identify and apprehend those responsible for this brazen attack.
The incident underscores the need for improved security and vigilance in public spaces, as the community grapples with the rising incidence of violence in the region. The safety of residents and patrons of local establishments remains a paramount concern for both law enforcement and the community at large.