Moments before a man was fatally stabbed at a Melbourne restaurant, revellers could be seen dancing and singing karaoke.
Deni Dimovski, in his 30s, died after gatecrashers allegedly stormed Korzo Grill House in Caroline Springs around 2.15am Saturday, the Herald Sun reports.
The incident is believed to have occurred during an ‘exclusive party’ at the Macedonian eatery, with a flyer for the night advertising the ‘Taste the Macedonian and Balkan cuisine’ event.
Deni Dimovski (pictured) died after gatecrashers allegedly stormed Korzo Grill House in Melbourne’s west around 2.15am Saturday
Footage from Korzo Grill House’s social media page earlier in the night showed revellers at the party singing and dancing.
However, things turned ugly when a another group of people arrived and gatecrashed the 30-person private function.
Mr Dimovski’s parents, who live in Macedonia, are believed to have been notified by relatives, according to News Corp.
‘We feel very sad for his parents, they’re the ones it will hurt the most,’ his cousin Gupapka Dimcevska said.
Moments before he was fatally stabbed a revellers could be seen dancing and singing karaoke, during an ‘exclusive party’ at the Macedonian eatery
A flyer for the night could be seen advertising the ‘Taste the Macedonian and Balkan cuisine’ event, where the incident is alleged to have occurred
Ms Dimcevska said her cousin’s death had been ‘devastating’ to the family and that it was out of character for him to be caught up in such trouble.
She added: ‘He was gentle, not a troublemaker; he was very kind… It wasn’t in his character to be making trouble.’
The restaurant’s owners Jim and Jasmina Ribarovski told The Age that he had been a loyal customer and he would be sorely missed.
‘He was also a very close personal friend who unfortunately lost his life in the most tragic circumstances,’ Mr Ribarovski said.
The reason for the brawl remains unknown, with officers stating those involved fled the scene shortly afterwards
The reason for the brawl remains unknown, with officers alleging those involved fled the scene shortly afterwards.
Paramedics were called and attempted to treat the man but he could not be revived.
Investigations are ongoing with detectives attending the scene Saturday morning to search for clues.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The investigation is ongoing, with police seen at the restaurant on Saturday morning combing the area for clues