“Ethan Hoac, 14, Allegedly Hit by Car and Stabbed to Death, Three Teens Charged with Murder”

By | July 9, 2023

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Ethan Hoac, a 14-year-old boy, was tragically attacked and killed in Melbourne’s western suburbs, leading to three teenagers being charged with murder. The incident occurred on June 26 when Ethan and his friends were walking home from a railway station in St Albans. An SUV approached them, striking Ethan before two men armed with knives got out and stabbed him to death.

Ethan’s friends managed to escape unharmed and called emergency services, but unfortunately, Ethan died on the way to the hospital. Security camera footage released by Victoria Police showed Ethan and his friends running down a street close to Ginifer station moments before the attack. The incident has shocked the local community and sparked outrage.

On July 8, authorities arrested an 18-year-old man from Tarneit, a 17-year-old boy from Wyndham Vale, and another 17-year-old boy from Deer Park in connection with the murder. Search warrants were executed at properties in Wyndham Vale, Deer Park, and Fitzroy by various police units.

The three teenagers were scheduled to appear in a Melbourne children’s court on Sunday. The incident highlights the need for increased safety measures and vigilance, particularly for young people walking alone at night. It also serves as a reminder of the devastating consequences of senseless violence.

The loss of Ethan Hoac has undoubtedly left a void in the lives of his family and friends. The community has come together to support them during this difficult time, offering condolences and assistance. The incident serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all young people..

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