A young man with a “heart of gold” was tragically stabbed to death outside a train station while defending his girlfriend.
Carpenter Cam Smith was stabbed in the heart during an altercation with a gang who abused his partner in Seaford, south-east Melbourne.
The shocking incident took place in the presence of shocked witnesses, who claimed the victim had been stabbed with a broken bottle.
Police discovered that the 26-year-old had sustained life-threatening injuries around 7 p.m. Wednesday, and despite paramedics’ best efforts, he died on the spot.
Dad Mike Smith told local news network 3AW that his son’s girlfriend was abused by a group of three men and a woman while the couple was fed.
“He went to defend her and a bottle was broken and in that fight he was stabbed in the heart,” he said.
“He had everything to live for, he was a go-getter, a hard worker, he had a heart of gold, he would always help everyone, he was just a great boy.”
Cam, a talented long-distance runner, had competed in the Australian Cross Country Championships.
His father said he hoped to become a registered builder and start a family.
Victoria police chief Shane Patton confirmed that investigators are looking for three men and a woman in connection with the altercation.
He promised that if they don’t come up, “it won’t take long to scoop them up.”
A witness posted on Facebook that paramedics performed CPR for about 10 minutes.
No arrests have been made yet.
The tragic attack came just hours after Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny met with police to discuss recent anti-social behavior at Seaford Beach, particularly below Seaford Pier.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or had information was urged to get in touch Crime Stoppers at 1800333000.